Friday, 22 July 2016

DESKTOP 1088 - COMMON MALLOW

Malva neglecta is an annual of the Malvaceae family growing to 0.6 m. It is also known as common mallow in the United States and also buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow. Although considered a weed, this plant is often consumed as a food. This is especially true of the seeds, which contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat. The plant is an invasive species in the United States.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty flowers, and interesting leaf shape.

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