Malva parviflora   Least Mallow

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While the plant itself is not small, the leaves look like Common Mallow leaves, the flower is much paler and smaller than other Mallows with comparatively large fruits whose sepals expand as they ripen.

Like many Mallows, roadside verges and waste land are favourite habitats.

Roadside verge near cliffs near Almu├▒├ęcar, Spain 18th March 2007

Added on December 18th 2010

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