Velvetleaf

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Description

A tropical herb of the mallow family, Abutilon theophrasti, native to Asia. The velvetleaf plant is a source of jute-like fibers that are used in ropes and cords. The plant has been naturalized in the United states and is considered a weed.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Abutilon theophrasti; China jute; Indian mallow