Malva neglecta

Common Mallow


Cheese-weed, Common Mallow, Dwarf Mallow

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer or winter annual, or biennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Toothed
Leaf Hairs: Short; upper and underside
Leaf Structure: Rounded
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Taproot with coarsely branched secondary fibrous root system
Flower Color: White or light lavender



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Napropamide
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bentazon, Bromoxynil, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Mecoprop-p, Sulfentrazone

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