|Scientific Name||Malva neglecta Wallr.|
|Common Names||English: Dwarf mallow; German: Weg-Malve; French: Mauve à feuilles rondes; Spanish: Malva commún|
|Description||Annual to perennial plant with taproot, originates from Eurasia.|
Hairy stemmed annual bearing clusters of pink to white flowers.
Acute triangular to cordate, long-petiolate, cordate emarginate at the petiole.
Prostrate to ascending, heavily ramified at the base, sparsely haired, often reddish-splotched, up to 50 cm (19.68 inch) high.
Reniform to circular, with 5-7 lobed, notched blade with hairs on the underside and margin.
Single or in groups, axillary, pedunculate, sepals fused up to the middle, petals inverse ovate, light pink, densely bearded at the base.
Summer - autumn.
Fruit ripe in disk, separating in mericarps.
Carpels smooth or slightly wrinkled, rounded border slightly grooved on the back.
Germination in spring.
Viability of Seeds
Waste ground, fields, lawns, roadsides, railroads.
Nutrient-rich, humus-rich, fresh, loamy soils.
Additional Crop Information
Also in cereals, row crops, orchards, lawns, gardens, landscapes.
Malva neglecta benefits from reduced tillage systems in agricultural fields and can form large weed patches if conditions are suitable. Malva neglecta also is an important weed in turf that suppresses grass growth.
Useful non-chemical contribution to Integrated Weed Management
Hoeing, pulling out young plants, intensive tillage and mechanical weeding often eradicate this weed.
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