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:

 

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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image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

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

        

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Roxanna Martin    rlm72608_063

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Roxanna Martin    rlm81509_030

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_019

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Roxanna Martin    rlm91109_075

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459828

Month Unknown        

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

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

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

Month Unknown        

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5138072

Month Unknown        

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Jan Samanek, State Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org    bug_5256068

Month Unknown        

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

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Jan Samanek, State Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org    bug_5256077

Month Unknown        

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Phil Westra, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5362836

Month Unknown        

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

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.

image of Abutilon theophrasti, Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

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.