Common Mallow (Malva neglecta)

Malva neglecta

A little mallow that grows in lawns and vacant lots everywhere. It usually passes unnoticed as just another weed in the grass, but a close look at its flowers shows us that they are just like Hibiscus or Rose-of-Sharon flowers, but on a smaller scale.

Malva neglecta
Flower with an ant on it

For a description of the species, see the Malva neglecta reference page.

Common Mallow
Photographed May 15 with a Kodak EasyShare Z981.

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