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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malva||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malva parviflora L.
Habit: Annual. Stem: prostrate, decumbent, ascending, to generally erect, 2--8 dm, widely branched, +- stellate-hairy near tips, glabrous below. Leaf: stipules 4--5 mm, 2--3 mm wide; blade 2--8 cm wide, +- round to reniform, 5--7-angled to -lobed, teeth +- rounded. Inflorescence: flowers 2--4 in leaf axils; flowering stalks in fruit generally < calyx; bractlets 1--2 mm, linear to thread-like. Flower: calyx +- 3 mm, much larger in fruit, lobes spreading, widely ovate, net-veined; petals 3--5 mm, +- pink to generally white. Fruit: 6--7 mm diam; segments +- 10--11, glabrous to hairy, wrinkled, net-veined-pitted, ribbed on back, outer edges thin-winged, toothed. Chromosomes: 2n=42.
Ecology: Common. Disturbed places; Elevation: < 2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, D; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe, Mediterranean, India; widespread weed. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Unabridged Note: Sometimes misidentified as Malva rotundifolia L., nom. rej.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malva nicaeensis
Next taxon: Malva pseudolavatera
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Malva parviflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32604, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.