a composite plant, Gynura aurantiaca, native to the Old World tropics, having leaves and stems covered with dense, velvety, purple hairs and often cultivated as a houseplant.: Compare purple passion.
the common mullein, Verbascum thapsus.
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Mullein, for example, over there is called "the American velvet plant" and a well-grown specimen is really handsome.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work | Mary Rogers Miller