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M. sylvestris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Genus: ''Malva''
Type species
M. sylvestris

About 25–30; see text.


Axolopha (DC.) Alef.
Dinacrusa G.Krebs

Malva is a genus of about 25-30 species of plants commonly called mallows. It is the type genus in the family Malvaceae. Several species are widely grown as garden flowers, while some are invasive weeds,such as M. neglecta. The color mauve is named after the French name of the plant. The word Mallow comes from the old English "malwe" which was imported from the word "Malva".

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