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