Page author: David Giblin
Malva neglecta
dwarf mallow

Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Roadsides, forest edge, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.

Flowers: May-September

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial, Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, butterflies, flies


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Accepted Name:
Malva neglecta Wallr.
Publication: Sylloge Plantarum Novarum 1: 140-142. 1824.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Malva rotundifolia L., misapplied
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Malva neglecta in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Malva neglecta checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Malva neglecta information.

E-Flora BC: Malva neglecta atlas page.

CalPhotos: Malva neglecta photos.

USDA Plants: Malva neglecta information.

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