Low Mallow (Malva pusilla)

  • Low Mallow (Malva Pusilla)
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Low Mallow (Malva Pusilla)
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. | License: PD USDA NRCS

Malva Pusilla, or more commonly know as Low Mallow, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Malva. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Malva Pusilla or Low Mallow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Malva
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)

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