Taxon  Report   5354    
Malva parviflora  L.
Cheeseweed mallow
Malva parviflora
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malva parviflora
© 2008 Luigi Rignanese
Malva parviflora
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Malva parviflora, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Malva parviflora
© 2002 Tom Annese
Genus: Malva
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, agricultural weed

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Malva parviflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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