Malva neglecta Wallr.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Malva neglecta Wallr.

  • Description

    Species Description - Prostrate to ascending annual or biennial to 1 m, usually branched from the base; lvs long-petioled, orbicular or reniform, 2–6 cm wide, shallowly 5–9- lobed, crenate, with cordate or subcordate base; fls fascicled in the axils, on pedicels to 3 cm; bractlets narrow; pet obcordate, 6–12 mm, white or slightly tinted with pink or purple, twice as long as the sep; mature carpels usually 12–15, rounded on the back and usually finely hairy, not rugose or reticulate, the lateral faces not radially veined, the whole ring of carpels with a crenate outline, the depressed central portion of the head a third as wide as the head; 2n=42. Native of Eurasia and n. Afr., now abundant as a weed in gardens and waste places throughout temperate N. Amer. May–Oct.

  • Common Names

    common mallow, cheeses