Malvastrum americanum

Malvastrum americanum

(Spiked Malvastrum, Spiked Mallow)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Malvastrum americanum

Common name(s)

Spiked Malvastrum, Spiked Mallow

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow to orange. Subshrub to 1.3 m tall

Distinguishing features

Plant generally covered with stellate hairs. Leaves alternate ovate to broadly ovate, to 7 x 6 cm. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike 1 - 4.5 cm long. Petals 5, yellow to orange. Fruit depressed-globular with about 9 mericarps.

Malvastrum americanum