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Melochia corchorifolia

Chocolateweed (Melochia corchorifolia) is a non-native landscape weed commonly found on Florida's roadsides. This weed is known for its use as a fiber in other countries and cultures.

  • Scientific Name: Melochia corchorifolia
  • Common Name: Chocolateweed
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet to dry
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic
  • Plant Growth: Herbaceous perennial
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Photos of Melochia corchorifolia