A classic…definition of a weed:a plant out of place.Here it is in my wife’s planter-velvetleaf(abutilon theophrasti)-also known as buttonweed in some areas.It is a summer annual broadleaf plant and is very problematic for our commercial farmers.It hails from southern Asia and can get kinda tall-3+ feet.It’s towering height can snuff out sunlight to the cash crops.The seeds can hang around for 50 years!It does bloom from now through August with a yellow bloom.Hopefully I can get a pic.In addition to hanging around it is a strong plant with deep tap roots.The buttonweed however was not stronger than my wife!

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