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Abutilon theophrasti (velvetleaf)

Abutilon theophrasti                                    

Identifying Characteristics:

Seed:  mitten-shaped seed with rough surface; gray to brown in color

Seedling:  alternate, heart-shaped leaves with finely serrated margins and densely covered with soft pubescence

Mature Plant:  erect, sparingly branched growth habit; solitary, axillary yellow flowers; cup-shaped seed capsule 

Method of Propagation: seed

Life Cycle: warm-season annual

References: Abaye, A. Ozzie. "Identification & Adaption: Common Grasses, Legumes & Non-leguminous Forbs of the Eastern United States."
Bryson, Charles T. & Michael S DeFelice. "Weeds of the Midwestern United States & Central Canada."

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