Common Mallow


Common mallow ranges from a winter annual to a perennial depending on the location. The spreading stems of mallow grow prostrate with leaves borne on long petioles. Common mallow grows from a thick straight taproot. The leaves are lobed and can be confused with ground ivy. Mallow leaves are attached to the stem at the back of a rounded leaf, where ground ivy is attached in the center of the leaf and has a hairy upper surface. Mallow does not spread from nodes on stems as does ground ivy. The flowers of common mallow are present from May to October