Is this a weed?

Asked August 25, 2018, 9:44 AM EDT

I planted a package of spearmint and this grew. Is it a weed?

Hennepin County Minnesota weed identification

1 Response

This looks like a non native weed called velvetleaf. It is considered a noxious weed in some states including IA and competes with sone agricultural crops. See the links below to compare with your plant. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/velvet-leaf AND https://wimastergardener.org/article/velvetleaf-abutilon-theophrasti/