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Plant Details

Malva moschata

Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

Scientific Name:

Malva moschata

Genus:

Malva

Species Epithet:

moschata

Common Name:

Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

“Pastures, roadsides, barnyards” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Native of Europe.

Young Leaves

These leaves are very unlike the leaves on the adult plant.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Buds

Note the difference in the leaves now!

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Black Mountain, late Spring
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

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Black Mountain, June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blooms

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Black Mountain, June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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