Velvetleaf meaning

vĕl'vĭt-lēf'
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.
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Any of several plants with a velvety leaf as a most notable feature.
  • A tall Asian herb, Abutilon theophrasti, that has velvety heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers.
  • Malva eriocalyx, tree mallow, native to Europe.
  • Limnocharis flava, yellow velvetleaf, an aquatic flowering plant native to southeast Asia.
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