Taxon  Report   5356    
Malvella leprosa  (Ortega) Krapov.
Alkali mallow
Malvella leprosa
© 2004 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malvella leprosa
© 2007 Lynn Watson
Malvella leprosa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Malvella leprosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Malvella leprosa
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Malvella
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sida hederacea
PLANTS: Sida leprosa var. hederacea
PLANTS: Sida leprosa
More information about  Malvella leprosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).