Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Abutilon theophrasti Medik. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

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Family Malvaceae
Abutilon theophrasti Medik.
piemarker, velvet-leaf
Abutilon: from the Arabic word for a mallow-like plant
theophrasti: named after the Greek philosopher and botanist Theophrastos (371-c287 B.C.)
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 1'-4' tall, stout, branched, softly hairy forb
Flower: yellow to orange, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide; inflorescence a cluster of stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:round cluster up to 1" wide with star-like beaks on the top
Leaf:large, broadly heart-shaped, velvety, on stalks about as long as the leaves
Habitat: sun; dry; disturbed sites
Notes: agricultural weed

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Abutilon avicennae Gaertn.

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