Saturday, August 29, 2009

Velvetleaf

This plant first appeared a year ago under the Crap Apple tree. It is roughly three feet tall now and has very large heart shaped leaves that do feel remarkably like velvet. Velvetleaf originated in India and was brought into North America as a fiber crop but with no efficient way to remove the fiber from the stem the plant lost its' appeal as a producer of twine and cord. The crown shaped pod on the plant will turn brown this fall and holds kidney shaped seeds.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful shaped and colored leaf. I noticed the art on Eddie's blog. Nice stuff.
    QMM

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