Dwarf Mallow - Malva neglecta
Low to short sprawling, hairy plant. Leaves kidney shaped to rounded-heart-shaped in outline with 5 to 7 very shallow toothed lobes. Flowers pale lilac to whitish usually with darker veins, 15 to 25 mm in clusters of 3 to 6. Petals with bearded claws at least twice as long as the sepals.
Waysides and waste places, dry habitats, sometimes at the base of a wall.
May to September.
Most British records come from England. It is found elsewhere but is not as common.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 102 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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