Taxon  Report   5355    
Malva sylvestris  L.
High mallow
Malva sylvestris
© 2004 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malva sylvestris
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Malva sylvestris
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Malva sylvestris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Malva sylvestris
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Malva
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malva mauritiana
PLANTS: Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana
PLANTS: Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana
More information about  Malva sylvestris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).