Velvet-leaf Indian-mallow Weed
Name: Velvet-leaf, Abutilon theophrasti Medic.
Other Names: Elephant ear, Indian-mallow, Butter-print, Abuliton, Pir-marker, abutilon feuille de velours
Family: Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
General Description: Annual, reproducing only by seed. Resembles a small Sunflower plant, with very similar fury serrated leaves, but distinguished by tiny yellow flowers and rotund seedpods. This weed is targeted by industrial farmers for annihilation. It usually grows less than 3 feet tall in gardens, but on farms has been know to grow over 6 feet tall.
Uses: Cord can be made from dried stem fibers
(Large indian mallow-weed growing among corn in a farm field)