Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Malva neglecta Wallr. image
Photographer: Flora.cyberia           

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Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Malvaceae
Malva neglecta Wallr.
cheeses, common 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
neglecta: neglected or overlooked
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect to drooping, annual/biennial/perennial, up to 3' tall forb usually branched from the base
Flower: white to light pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, petals 2 times as long as the sepals, 3 very small bracts below; inflorescence a small cluster from the leaf axils; blooms June-Oct.
Leaf:long-stalked, round to kidney-shaped with 5-9 shallow lobes, rounded teeth, mostly with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: disturbed sites, farmyards, gardens
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Malva rotundifolia auct. non L.

         
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