Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Malva pusilla Sm. image
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Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

from USDA Plants Website
Family Malvaceae
Malva pusilla Sm.
dwarf mallow, round-leaved 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
pusilla: very small
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: annual/biennial forb, usually branched from the base
Flower: white to very pale pink, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, petals about the same length 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
Habitat: disturbed sites, farmyards

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Malva rotundifolia L.

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