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TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
An X-ray of the dried seed pods of the Velvet Leaf (Abutilon theophrasti). Considered an invasive weed, the plant was first brought to north America as a source of fiber for rope. Introduced to North America before 1750 to make rope but never became popular for that. Instead it became an agricultural pest.
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