Malvastrum coromandelianum [Malvaceae]

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Scientific Name Malvastrum coromandelianum USDA PLANTS Symbol MACO6
Common Name Common False Mallow, Three-lobe False Mallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503679
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Often in alkaline soils in floodplains, stream and ditch banks, and disturbed areas.
Plant: Annual or perennial 8 to 24 inches tall; stems erect or decumbent, main stem branching in lower half; scattered, appressed hairs on stem.
Leaves: Pointed ovate to lanceolate blades, 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long, on short petioles; margins dentate to serrate; surfaces sparsely hairy.
Inflorescence: Mostly solitary pale yellow to orange-ish flowers in leaf axils, each about 1/2 inch across with 5 blades.
Bloom Period: Nearly year-around.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and Flora of North America.
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