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Melochia corchorifolia L. chocolateweed

Symbol: MECO4
Group: Dicot
Family: Sterculiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
Native Status:
  
Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass   Dilleniidae
Order   Malvales
Family   Sterculiaceae – Cacao family
Genus   Melochia L. – melochia
Species   Melochia corchorifolia L. – chocolateweed
Introduced Information: This plant is introduced to some part of the PLANTS Floristic Area, though it may be native in other parts.

Source: USDA



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