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Malvella lepidota (Scurfymallow)
Anderson, Wynn

Malvella lepidota

Malvella lepidota (A. Gray) Fryxell

Scurfymallow, Malvalla

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Sida lepidota, Sida leprosa var. depauperata

USDA Symbol: MALE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Ground cover. Stems prostrate to trailing, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AZ , NM , NV , TX


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Malvella lepidota in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malvella lepidota in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malvella lepidota


Record Modified: 2023-02-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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