Common mallow



Scientific Name Malva neglecta Wallr.
Other Names button weed, round leaf mallow, round dock
Life Cycle annual
General Description A annual with round leaves on long petioles that grows mostly prostrate.
Seedlings Cotyledons are heart-shaped with three main veins. Small plants begin as rosettes.
True Leaves and Stem Stems and leaves have short hairs. Leaves are round with crinckled edges and rounded margins. Petioles are very long.
Roots taproot with small secondary fiberous roots
Flower and Fruit Whitish lavendar five petal flowers are found on the end of stalks. Fruits resemble a small button with 12-15 segments each containing a seed.