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Common name

English: High Mallow, Large-flowered Mallow

German: Wilde Malve

Portuguese: Malva Grande

Spanish: Malva Major

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Malvales (78)

        Family: Malvaceae (60)(family description)

          Genus: Malva (5)

            Epithet: sylvestris L. (5)

Synonym: Malva mauritiana L.

mauritiana => refers to ancient Mauritania

sylvestris => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Malva sylvestris at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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