Malva
cheeses, cheeseweed, mallow
6 species
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Malva moschatamusk mallow
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Wyoming, and Tennesee to Maine in eastern United states.
Habitat: Garden plant occasionally escaping in disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-July
Malva neglectadwarf mallow
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington on both sides of the Cascades; widely distributed throughout North America.
Habitat: Common weed of roadsides, waste areas, gardens, and disturbed sites.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September
Malva parvifloracheeseweed, alkali mallow, small-whorl mallow
Distribution: Scattered locations in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Waste places, disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced from Eurpoe
Flowers: March-August
Malva pusillalow mallow
Origin: Introduced
Malva sylvestriscommon mallow, high mallow
Distribution: Scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout North America.
Habitat: Waste places and disturbed soil.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September
Malva verticillata
Origin: Introduced