Malva parviflora

The stems are covered with stiff star-like (stellate) hairs and can be erect or ascending (at first spreading horizontally and then becoming erect) and rather fibrous. The leaves are circular and 8-10cm in diameter. The base of the leaf is cordate (heart shaped with a notch at the base), margins are crenate (a margin with shallow, rounded teeth) and it is sparsely pubescent (with a covering of short, weak, soft hairs). The leaves are palmately veined with 5-7  short triangular lobes. The petiole (leaf stalk) is mostly 1.5-12cm long and rarely 20cm.The flowers have 5 petals that are about 4-6mm long, white or pink in colour, and twisted in the bud.

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