Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Musk Mallow - Malva moschata   L.
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DistributionMountains only.

Native of Europe, Turkey, and north Africa; in N.A. southern Canada south to NC, TN, MO, WY, WA.
AbundanceRare to uncommon.
HabitatRoadsides and banks, meadows, clearings, Appalachian Trail.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationThis is a weedy-looking plant often 2-3 feet tall, usually spreading on other plants for support. The leaves are deeply 5-7 lobed, the lobes pinnatifid and toothed. The flowers are pink (to lavender or white), with a few red lines.
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