Abutilon theophrasti Medik.

Velvetleaf - Indian Mallow

Names and Myths

Abutilon from an Arabian name

theophrasti for Theophrastus, 370-285 B.C. father of botany.

Natural history / Folklore

A serious weed of corn and soy beans. It produces 200 seeds per flower and the seeds remain viable for at least 50 years.45


Orange yellow flowers, large alternate heart shaped leaves with a velvet texture. .45

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