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Velvetleaf

Abutilon theophrasti

Description:

an invasive species from Asia, thankfully, this was first one I have seen and the only one I saw around.

Habitat:

trail, forest edge

Notes:

I spotted this along the bruce trail near Fireman's park. I was surprised to see this flower as I've hiked a lot around Niagara and never seen it before. I was also surprised to learn that it can be an invasive species in croplang.

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4 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

I don't think I have seen this plant, but I will let you know when I find it :-)

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

I could see them being wonderful in a dried flower arrangement shekainah. Thanks Rieko. Have you seen these on your property?

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful pictures. Congratulations for your fist spotting!

Considered a nuisance weed by local farmers, got lots of this in cultivated lands in our region. But I find the shapes of the flowers beautiful and when dyed they make good accent on dried flower arrangements.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Spotted on Sep 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012

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