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Abutilon (Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern)

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  • Common Name: Abutilon (Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern)
  • Latin Name: Abutilon spp.
  • Family Name: Malvaceae
No known toxicity to animals although occasionally may cause skin irritation and allergy in humans.  Tortoises love the sweet flowers when they are available.  Often grown as a pot plant in the UK as this plant is sensitive to frosts. 

Do not confuse with the Chinese Lantern (Physalis), which is a completely different plant.
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