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Connecticut Plants
Cheeses (Common Mallow)
Malva neglecta Wallr.

The name "cheeses" comes from the fruits, which are round and flat like a wheel of cheese.

  • Family: mallow (Malvaceae)
  • Habitat: waste places
  • Height: 4-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: white, pink, or lavender
  • Flowering time: April to October
  • Origin: Europe
Malva neglecta Wallr.
Malva neglecta Wallr.