OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-01-003:
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow


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image of Malva moschata, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

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, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

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, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

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, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

JK Marlow    jkm130906_933

September    Washington County    ME

image of Malva moschata, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

JK Marlow    jkm130906_962

September    Washington County    ME

image of Malva moschata, Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

JK Marlow    jkm130906_965

September    Washington County    ME

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-01-003:
Malva moschata   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

912

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, barnyards, per Weakley's Flora

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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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