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IPM1007, Revised November 2009

Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout: Corn and Soybean

Mallow, common (Malva neglecta)

Summer annual broadleaf

Common mallowCommon mallow
A summer annual or occasionally a winter annual or biennial, freely branching at the base, with a prostrate growth habit. Seedlings have cotyledons that are heart shaped and occur on long petioles. Young plants have alternate leaves that are circular in outline with toothed margins and a crinkled appearance. Mature plants have leaves that are alternate, circular to kidney shaped and toothed, with five to nine shallow lobes. Short hairs are present on upper and lower leaf surfaces, margins and petioles. Flowers are white or tinged with pink or purple and occur singly or in clusters in leaf axils. The fruit is flattened, round and resembles a button.

Common mallow
 

 

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