Abutilon theophrasti Medik.
Common Name: VELVET-LEAF
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Fields, roadsides, fencerows, gardens, vacant lots, and other disturbed ground. A native of China, introduced into the New World before 1750 as a potential fiber crop but now a common weed of row crops, such as corn and soybeans. First collected in Michigan in 1860 in Washtenaw Co. Frequent in southern Michigan, scarce northwards. The petals are ca. 7–10 mm long, usually yellow-orange.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1666.