Abutilon abutiloides  Shrubby Indian Mallow
SUBSHRUB.  Erect, woody stem crowded with grayish-green fuzzy heart-shaped leaves of different sizes.  Flowers yellow, small, with no spots on petals. Sepals extend well beyond petals.  Seedpods have 7 or more carpels (segments) with a distinct spinelike point at the tip of each carpel.  Semi-shade in gravelly places, bajadas, etc.  New growth occurs with summer rains and sometimes in spring after wet winters.  The most common Abutilon in the Empires.
FAMILY:  Malvaceae