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Malvella sagittifolia (Arrow-leaf mallow)
Juett, William

Malvella sagittifolia

Malvella sagittifolia (A. Gray) Fryxell

Arrow-leaf Mallow, Arrowleaf Mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

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

USDA Symbol: MASA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Low, prostrate plant with stems to about 16 inches in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers purple, yellow or white with purple shading.


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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