Malva L.

Mericarps and styles 6–12. Mericarp usually completely surrounding the seed Malva
Epicalyx segments ovate
Sepals half as long as epicalyx, 4–6 mm long. Flowers 2-7 in clusters. Petal 12–22 mm long, pale purplish with darker veins.. Mericarps c. 7, reticulate, ridged on the dorsal and lateral surfaces. Biennial with woody stems up to 3 m high. An occasional garden escape near habitation. Introd. from Europe. Tree Mallow Malva dendromorpha
Sepals nearly as long or longer than the epicalyx