velvet plant

  1. 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.
  2. the common mullein, Verbascum thapsus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018