Brief Description: Herbaceous, perennial or biennial plant. Upright or ascending sprouts, ramified. Stalked leaves, round, with 5-7 lobes and dentate margins. Flowers in axillary or terminal bunches, rosy, purple-violet, blue-violet or white. The petals usually have lines with vivid colour. Numerous stamens that are joined and form a bunch. The fruit is schizocarp consisting of several carpels (mericarps). It bears flowers from May until October. 
Bibliography: Cullen J. 1967. Malva L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 2: 404-408. Edinburgh. Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. 
Particular Features: Mallow is known since the ancient times. Its leaves were used as vegetable and the flowers and leaves as medicine. Mallow is used even today in the pharmaceutical industry. All parts of the plant, but mainly the leaves and flowers, contain large quantitie 
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