Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

​Abutilon theophrasti

​Family: Mallow

Blooms: June to August
Habitat: Waste areas

Height: Up to1.5 m  
​Flower: 15-20 mm (yellow-orange)

Leaves: 7-20 cm, heart-shaped

Fruit: a hairy capsule 2-2.5 cm with 10-15 beaked segments.

The name Velvetleaf perfectly describes the feel of the leaves. The plant is also known as: Indian mallow (native to India) and pie-maker, as the fruit resembles the crimped edges of a piecrust.