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M. sylvestris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Genus: Malva
Type species
M. sylvestris[1]

About 25–30; see text.


Axolopha (DC.) Alef.
Dinacrusa G.Krebs[2]

Malva is a genus of about 25-30 species of plants commonly called mallows. It is the type genus in the family Malvaceae. Several species are widely grown as garden flowers, while some are invasive weeds,such as M. neglecta. The color mauve is named after the French name of the plant. The word Mallow comes from the old English "malwe" which was imported from the word "Malva".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Malva L". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 1996-02-09. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. "Malva L". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2010-02-16.