Velvetleaf is an annual weed in the mallow family (Malvaceae) that germinates in the spring and flowers in the summer. Heart-shaped, alternate, velvety leaves have long stalks and a distinct odor when crushed. Yellow flowers are followed by persistent, crown-shaped seed pods.
Height of mature plants
3-8 feet tall
Open, moist, disturbed areas, roadsides and agricultural lands
Damages agricultural production by competing with crop plants for light and nutrients, and hosting several crop pests affecting tobacco, maize and soybeans
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