Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Malva moschata L. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Malvaceae
Malva moschata L.
musk mallow
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
moschata: musky
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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

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