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Common Mallow

The most frequently encountered mallow on bare ground near the sea or human habitation.



Common Name Common Mallow
Scientific Name Malva sylvestris
Species Group Mallow Family Malvaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Mallow family - Malvaceae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Medium sprawling plant often near the cost
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Mallow Family Malvaceae