Velvetleaf

Abutilon theophrasti

Photo of Velvetleaf
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Velvetleaf is very aptly named because the large leaves are velvety-hairy. A leading weed problem in corn, soybeans, and other cultivated crops. A member of the mallow family, the pie-shaped seed capsule is unique.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences