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Malva moschata

Musk mallow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalvalesIncludes cacao, balsa, lime, linden, basswood, daphnes, hibiscus, hollyhocks, okra, baobab, cotton, kapok, and many others
FamilyMalvaceaeIncludes okra, jute, cacao, hibiscus, many others
GenusMalvaA Latin name for mallow taken from the Greek malache, or malakos, referring to the leaves and an ointment made from the seeds which was supposed to be soothing to the skin
Speciesmoschata

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Malva moschata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Malva moschata (musk mallow)

8/1/2009 · Stan & Connie’s, Falmouth, Maine
≈ 3 × 2" (7.9 × 5.3 cm)

Malva moschata (musk mallow)

8/1/2009 · Stan & Connie’s, Falmouth, Maine
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Malva moschata (musk mallow)

8/1/2009 · Stan & Connie’s, Falmouth, Maine
≈ 17 × 11" (43 × 28 cm)