#3 ABUTH), a large, vigorously competitive plant, produces thousands of long-lived seeds. Abutilon theophrasti Velvetleaf, a regulated Class B noxious weed, is an annual that grows 3-8 feet tall in farms and disturbed areas, among other settings. Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medicus)Life cycle: Summer annual. Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti, is a common weed in agricultural fields, but also occurs in gardens and in disturbed sites, such as along roadsides and beside railroad tracks, throughout much of the U.S., and parts of Wisconsin. This is an erect summer annual that can grow to 7 feet in height. The stems are terete (circular in cross-section), and pubescent. The plant grows to a height of 3–6 in with a stem diameter of 6–16 mm. It is a particular problem in corn and soybean files in the eastern and midwestern U.S., costing hundreds of millions of dollars per year in control and damage. Abutilon theophrasti ← → Other Common Names: buttonweed. Used in the treatment of dysentery and opacity of the cornea. Herb: China Jute Latin name: Abutilon theophrasti Synonyms: Abutilon avicennae, Sida abutilon Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Medicinal use of China Jute: Ophthalmic. Abutilon avicennae . Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti ), otherwise known as buttonweed, is a South Asian plant that is part of the Malvaceae family.It is an annual plant that grows up to two meters high. The alternate leaves are hairy and heart-shaped, and they grow 2 to 6 inches in length. It has a taproot; a stout stem with soft hairs; alternate, round or heart-shaped leaves; and 3/4-inch-wide, yellow to orange flowers with five petals. The plant is native to China and is commercially grown in China and the former Soviet Union. buttonweed. Abutilon theophrasti is an erect, annual plant with stems that can be unbranched or branched above, and that become somewhat woody at the base; it can grow 40 - 150cm tall, occasionally to 250cm 266 Title Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medicus. The alternate leaves are up to 8" long and across (excluding the petioles). A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Because of its association with jute in mixtures and export, it is also called China jute. Habit. Publication Author Usher. It not only sucks out large quantities of water and nutrients from the soil, but also contains chemicals that inhibit germination and growth of other plants, allowing it to form dense monocultures. pie-maker. Abutilon theophrasti is a herbaceous annual plant producing a jute-like fiber. Emergence: Velvetleaf starts emerging early in the spring, between 150 and 300 GDD (base 48 F); 25% emergence by 250 GDD (base 50 F). G. 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