Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: south Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Orange-yellow
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Abutilon theophrasti   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abutilon theophrasti   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-06-001:
Abutilon theophrastii   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Abutilon abutilon

 

COMMON NAME:
Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_abab3_001_lvd

        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm72608_063

July    Spartanburg County    SC

A stout plant up to 5' tall, soft-hairy throughout, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm81509_030

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_019

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91109_075

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459828

Month Unknown        

Leaves heart-shaped with a tapering point, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Ken Chamberlain, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1559376

Month Unknown        

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Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5138072

Month Unknown        

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Jan Samanek, State Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org    bug_5256068

Month Unknown        

Petiole 3-12 cm, stellate hairy, per Flora of China.

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Jan Samanek, State Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org    bug_5256077

Month Unknown        

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Phil Westra, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5362836

Month Unknown        

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Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5439888

Month Unknown        

Fruit a ring of united carpels, each extended into an awn and pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5439889

Month Unknown        

Flowers less than 1" wide with bright yellow petals, growing in leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.