Malva
cheeses, cheeseweed, mallow
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Malva moschatamusk mallow
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and Wyoming, also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, and wastelots, where escaping from cultivation.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-July
Malva neglectadwarf mallow
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, forest edge, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-September
Malva parvifloracheeseweed, alkali mallow, small-whorl mallow
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains, also in southeastern and northeastern North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, forest edge, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Eurpoe
Flowers: March-August
Malva pusillalow mallow
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho, also in the eastern half of North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-August
Malva sylvestriscommon mallow, high mallow
Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, forest edge, fields, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-September