A tropical Asian annual herb (Abutilon theophrasti) that has large velvety heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers and is cultivated in China for fiber. It is a widely naturalized weed in North America and Europe.
Any of several plants with a velvety leaf as a most notable feature.
- Malva eriocalyx, tree mallow, native to Europe.
- Limnocharis flava, yellow velvetleaf, an aquatic flowering plant native to southeast Asia.