Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim
Malva moschata L.
Malva: a Latin name for mallow taken from the Greek malache, or malakos, referring to the leaves and an ointment made from the seeds which was supposed to be soothing to the skin
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, roughly hairy forb|
|Flower: ||dark pink to white, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 3/4" wide, petals triangular, 3 very small bracts below; inflorescence solitary on long stalks from the leaf axils or usually crowded in a terminal cluster; blooms June-Oct.|
|Leaf:||roundish in outline, upper leaves divided into 5-7 parts to below the middle|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|