Skip to main content
Weeds and Plant Identification
Common mallow - Malva neglecta

Common mallow plant

Flower

Fruit

Seedling
 

 
Common mallow
Malva neglecta Wallr.
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
 
Life cycle
Spreading annual or biennial.
 
Leaves
Cotyledons are heart-shaped with three main veins. Leaves are alternate,
 rounded with a heart-shaped base, palmately veined, hairy and found on long,
 slender, hairy petioles. Margins are round-toothed and obscurely lobed.
 
Stems
Spreading and partly erect stems are branched from the base and up to
1 foot tall. 
 
Flowers and fruit
Flowers have five white and purple-tinged petals; flowers are formed on stalks in the leaf axils. Fruit are capsules that resemble a button or cheese wheel. Each capsule contains 12 to 15 compartments; each compartment has one reddish brown to black, flattened, rounded seed with a notch. 
 
Reproduction
Seeds and stem fragments.
 
Similar weeds
Venice mallow (Hibiscus trionum L.)
Differs by having leaves with three distinct, coarsely toothed lobes that may be further divided into as many as seven lobes; and pale yellow flowers with a purple base.

Diagnostic Services
Diagnostic Services

christian louboutin outlet | christian louboutin | canada goose sale | canada goose jacket

moncler kids

moncler jacket beats by dre cheap beats by dre

north face jackets

mulberry mulberry sale michael kors wallets moncler doudoune