Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

nigell_gwJuly 12, 2014

Before these distinctive seed pods mature and scatter, I'd like to know if this is an invasive weed or a wildflower that could stay in the yard, like the Hibiscus aculeatus. Hoping the seed heads will look familiar to someone, I have not caught a photo of the flowers open yet. Soft velvety heart shaped leaves, growth habit of a hibiscus. There are verbena leaves and flowers in the photo too as it grew up in them. TIA for any help.

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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Abutilon theophrasti, commonly known as Velvet Leaf.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:40AM
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Thanks for the fast id! This came up along with dogbane, close by which I was able to id by myself. They are both fiber plants,but invasive.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:54AM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Yes, but pretty easy to control. The flowers should open soon, and are a nice yellow. Might as well water it and see the flowers, then pull it up before it goes to seed.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 5:33PM
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Good to know! Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:41AM
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