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Malvastrum americanum (L.) Torr.
Indian valley false mallow

Malvastrum americanum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Mordant De Launay, F., Loiseleur-Deslongchamps, J.L.A., Herbier général de l’amateur, vol. 6: t. 401 (1817-1827) [P. Bessa]

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: W

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Waif, Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Malvastrum americanum has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Native Waif


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Malvastrum americanum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Mordant De Launay, F., Loiseleur-Deslongchamps, J.L.A., Herbier général de l’amateur, vol. 6: t. 401 (1817-1827) [P. Bessa]