- Flower nameAbutilon theophrasti
- Scientific nameAbutilon theophrasti
- AliasAbutilon theophrasti, Indian mallow, Ichibi, velvet leaf
- Place of originIndia
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Abutilon theophrasti
Abutilon theophrasti, Indian mallow or Ichibi (scientific name: Abutilon theophrasti) is an annual or shrubby herb in the family Malvaceae, native to India. It is a naturalized plant that grows wild in fields, roadsides and wastelands. It produces yellow bell-shaped flowers in summer in apical or small conglomerate inflorescences. The five petals are congruent at the base. The stem bark used to be used for weaving in the past, but it is no longer used.
Common name: Abutilon theophrasti, scientific name: Abutilon theophrasti, aka: Indian mallow or Ichibi, velvet leaf, Chinese jute, butter print, plant height: 1 to 2 m, Leaf shape: heart-shaped, leaf inflorescence: alternate, Leaf length: 5 to 10 cm, Leaf margin: serrated, Flower color: yellow, Flower diameter: 2 cm Flowering time: July-August, fruit type: capsule, capsule, flowering period: July-August, Fruit shape: hemispherical, fruit diameter: 2 cm, use: stem bark for weaving.