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Malvella leprosa

Malvella leprosa (Ortega) Krapov.

Alkali Mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Sida hederacea, Sida leprosa, Sida leprosa var. hederacea

USDA Symbol: MALE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: cream


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT , WA

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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