dwarf mallow

Malva neglecta

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Malva neglecta is an annual growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is also known as common mallow in the United States and also buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow. Although often 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.

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  1. (c) corinthiangardens, all rights reserved, uploaded by Corinthian Gardens, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/73136620
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malva_neglecta

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