Mauve

Mallow will bloom stretched stems vertically.

Malva sylvestris

Malva_sylvestris (Wikipedia)

Malva sylvestris
Mallow January 2008-1.jpg
Type species for Malva L.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Malva
Species:
M. sylvestris
Binomial name
Malva sylvestris
Synonyms 
  • Malva ambigua Guss.
  • Malva mauritiana L.
  • Malva erecta C.Presl
  • Malva gymnoscarpa Pomel

Malva sylvestris is a species of the mallow genus Malva in the family of Malvaceae and is considered to be the type species for the genus. Known as common mallow to English-speaking Europeans, it acquired the common names of cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow (mauve des bois by the French) as it migrated from its native home in Western Europe, North Africa and Asia through the English-speaking world.

M. sylvestris is a vigorous plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins, standing 3–4 feet (0.91–1.22 m) high and growing freely in meadows, hedgerows and in fallow fields.

Mallow (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English malue, from Old English mealwe, borrowed from Latin malva. Compare the doublet mauve.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæləʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -æləʊ

Noun

mallow (plural mallows)

  1. Any of a group of flowering plants in several genera of the taxonomic family Malvaceae, especially of the genus Malva. Several species are edible by humans.
    • c. 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene 1,[1]
      Gonzalo. Had I plantation of this isle, my lord
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