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Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

Posted by nigell MidAtlantic8a (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 7:08

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.
Nigell


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RE: Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

Abutilon theophrasti, commonly known as Velvet Leaf.


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RE: Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

  • Posted by nigell MidAtlantic8a (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 7:54

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.


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RE: Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

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.


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RE: Yellow flowered native or weed Hibiscus?

  • Posted by nigell MidAtlantic8a (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 6:41

Good to know! Thanks for your help.


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