Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


912

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, barnyards, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Pink/Lavender
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-01-003:
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow


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image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_924

September    Washington County    ME

Petals indented on the outer margin (as are all members of this genus), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_927

September    Washington County    ME

Leaves deeply divided, the segments themselves deeply pinnatifid, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_931

September    Washington County    ME

Calyx lobes triangular, enlarged and rugose on the back in fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_933

September    Washington County    ME

image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_962

September    Washington County    ME

image of Malva moschata

JK Marlow    jkm130906_965

September    Washington County    ME