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    Farming & Crop Protection Linden-leafed velvetleaf

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf

    Annual, erect, mostly unbranched seed weed with velvet-haired stem. Loves moist, nutrient-rich, sandy loam soils.

    overview

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf - image 1

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf - image 1

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf - image 2

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf - image 3

    Linden-leafed velvetleaf - image 4

    Pest Profile

    • About the pest

      Description

      Cotyledons are long-stemmed, at the stem deeply cordately (heart shaped) serrated (Picture 1). Leaves are (linden-leaf shaped), long-stemmed with cordate base (up to 150 mm) (Picture 2). The yellow inflorescences stand individually or as a few in the axil (Picture 3). The fruit is cup-like with numerous pointed calyx ends that split to release seeds (Picture 4). The linden-leafed velvet leaf is also called China jute.

      Symptoms & Diagnosis

      Occurence

      Summer crops, potatoes, legumes.