Definitions of mallow

n any of various plants of the family Malvaceae

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Malva moschata, mus rose, musk mallow
erect Old World perennial with faintly musk-scented foliage and white or pink flowers; adventive in United States
Malva neglecta, common mallow
annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in United States
Malva sylvestris, cheese, cheeseflower, high mallow, tall mallow
erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus moschatus, abelmosk, musk mallow
bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
Abutilon theophrasti, China jute, Indian mallow, butter-print, velvet-leaf, velvetleaf, velvetweed
tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
althaea, althea, hollyhock
any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
poppy mallow
a plant of the genus Callirhoe having palmately cleft leaves and white to red or purple flowers borne throughout the summer
any plant of the genus Hibiscus
Iliamna remota, Sphaeralcea remota, wild hollyhock
a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
Iliamna acerifolia, Iliamna ruvularis, mountain hollyhock
perennial of northwestern United States and western Canada resembling a hollyhock and having white or pink flowers
seashore mallow
any of various plants of the genus Kosteletzya predominantly of coastal habitats; grown for their flowers that resemble hibiscus
Malacothamnus fasciculatus, Sphaeralcea fasciculata, chaparral mallow
shrub of coastal ranges of California and Baja California having hairy branches and spikes of numerous mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
Malope trifida, malope
western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts
false mallow
an American plant of the genus Malvastrum
sleeping hibiscus, wax mallow, waxmallow
any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers
Napaea dioica, glade mallow
tall coarse American herb having palmate leaves and numerous small white dioecious flowers; found wild in most alluvial soils of eastern and central United States
Sida hermaphrodita, Virginia mallow
tall handsome perennial herb of southeastern United States having maplelike leaves and white flowers
Queensland hemp, Sida rhombifolia, jellyleaf
herb widely distributed in tropics and subtropics used for forage and medicinally as a demulcent and having a fine soft bast stronger than jute; sometimes an aggressive weed
Indian mallow, Sida spinosa
tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States
Sidalcea malviflora, checkerbloom, wild hollyhock
perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated
false mallow, globe mallow
genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits
Alcea rosea, Althea rosea, rose mallow
plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
Althea officinalis, marsh mallow, white mallow
European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
Callirhoe digitata, fringed poppy mallow
perennial poppy mallow of United States southern plains states having rose-red or rose-purple flowers
Callirhoe involucrata, purple poppy mallow
hairy perennial of central United States having round deeply lobed leaves and loose panicles of large crimson-purple or cherry-red flowers
Callirhoe triangulata, clustered poppy mallow
densely hairy perennial having mostly triangular basal leaves and rose-purple flowers in panicled clusters
Bombay hemp, Hibiscus cannabinus, Indian hemp, bimli, bimli hemp, deccan hemp, kanaf, kenaf
valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
Cuban bast, Hibiscus elatus, blue mahoe, mahagua, mahoe, majagua
erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks
Hibiscus heterophyllus, sorrel tree
Australian tree with acid foliage
Hibiscus moscheutos, common rose mallow, rose mallow, swamp mallow, swamp rose mallow
showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers
Confederate rose, Confederate rose mallow, Hibiscus mutabilis, cotton rose
Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
China rose, Chinese hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Rose of China, shoe black, shoeblack plant
large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
Hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica sorrel, red sorrel, roselle, rozelle, sorrel
East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber
Hibiscus syriacus, rose of Sharon
Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe
Hibiscus tiliaceus, balibago, mahagua, mahoe, majagua, purau
shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament
Hibiscus trionum, black-eyed Susan, bladder ketmia, flower-of-an-hour, flowers-of-an-hour
annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America
Kosteletzya virginica, salt marsh mallow
subshrub of southeastern United States to New York
Malvastrum coccineum, Sphaeralcea coccinea, prairie mallow, red false mallow
false mallow of western United States having racemose red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Malvastrum
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

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