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Common Mallow
Scientific Name: Malva sylvestris L.
Synonym: Malva mauritiana
Family: Malvaceae
Common Mallow (Malva  sylvestris)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 514.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Short-lived herbaceous perennial or biennial, up to 36 inches tall (90 cm), 12 inches spread (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, self-sows if the conditions are right, division

Leaves or flowers are edible. Leaves can be cooked as spinach, young leaves and flowers can be added to salads.

Blooming Habits:
Violet (also purple or pink) flowers, up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), from late spring to fall. 'Zebrina' has pink flowers with deep purple veining.

Fruiting Habits:

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