Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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  Malva sylvestris L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber
Family Malvaceae
Malva sylvestris L.
high 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
sylvestris: growing in woods, forest-loving, wild
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, annual/biennial/perennial, 16"-40" tall forb
Flower: red to purple, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2" wide, petals about the same length as the sepals, on stalks to 2" tall, 3 bractlets below; inflorescence solitary or in a tight cluster from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:on hairy stalks, round to kidney-shaped in outline, 3-7 shallow, rounded, toothed lobes
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Malva list Google- Images or Text
Synonyms 
Malva mauritiana L.
Malva sylvestris L. subsp. mauritiana (L.) Thell.
Malva sylvestris L. var. mauritiana (L.) Boiss.

         
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