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Malva neglecta Wallr.
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- Lawns and landscape beds
- Common in low maintenance areas
- Annual or biennial growing 4-12” tall
- Short hairs are present on stems and upper and lower leaf surfaces
- Leaves are crinkly, round to kidney shaped with finely toothed edges (margins), arise alternately along stem
- Flowers are white with purple tinge, 5-petaled, occur May to Oct.
- Taprooted along with coarsely branched shallower root system
- Roots can form from fragmented stem pieces left in the soil
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