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Malva neglecta

Common mallow seedlings.

Common mallow flower.

Common mallow habit; note the trailing stems.

  • Several common names for this weed include the word 'cheeses' in reference to the fruit, which is said to resemble a wheel of cheese.

  • Fruits resemble a button, hence the common name 'button weed'.

  • 'Malva' is said to refer to the emollient leaves.