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Corchorus hirtus

Corchorus hirtus L.

Orinoco Jute, Hairy Jute, Red Jute

Tiliaceae (Linden Family)

Synonym(s): Corchorus hirtus var. glabellus, Corchorus hirtus var. orinocensis, Corchorus orinocensis

USDA Symbol: COHI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Usually up to about 3 feet tall, but may be up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AZ , FL , TX
Native Habitat: Hammock edges, fallow fields, remnant prairie, pastures, wet-weather ponds, lake, stream and marsh edges, levees, floodplains, roadsides, ditches, desert grasslands.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Corchorus hirtus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Corchorus hirtus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Corchorus hirtus


Record Modified: 2020-05-21
Research By: CBR

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