Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Malvaceae: Mallow

Leaves simple, alternate, with stipules. Flowers with 5 sepals united at the base, 5 petals and 5 stamens. The stamens are fused in a column that connects to the base of the petal. The pistils are connected into a ring. Flowers in axils or terminal spikes. Leaves are palmately lobed and veined.
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Flower Formula:  Sepals 3-5; Petals 5 Glossary

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Abutilon
flowering-maple, Indian mallow, parlor-maple
1 Photo of Abutilon Yellow flowers less than 1" across. Leaves heart-shaped, fuzzy. Branching weed commonly in corn fields. Images   Information
Alcea
hollyhock
2 Photo of Alcea Pink, red, yellow flowers to 4"across. Leaves toothed or lobed. Usually unbranched. Images   Information
Althaea
1 Photo of Althaea Pale pink flowers less than 1.25" across. Leaves usually coarsely toothed, usually with 3 shallow lobes. Usually branched. Bractlets 6-9, united at base. Images   Information
Callirhoe
poppy mallow
3 Photo of Callirhoe Red purple flowers 1 1/2"-2 1/2" across. Petal straight across the tip. Images   Information
Hibiscus
giant mallow, rose mallow
3 Photo of Hibiscus White, peach, pink flowers over 1.5" across. Leaves toothed or deeply lobed. Bractlets numerous at base of sepals. Images   Information
Malva
mallow, musk mallow
7 Photo of Malva Pink, white flowers with petal heart-shaped with notch at tip. Bractlets 0-3 at base of sepals.. Images   Information
Napaea
glade mallow
1 Photo of Napaea White flowers less than 1/3". Leaves large, deeply lobed. Images   Information


         
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