Definition of Malva sylvestris

1. Noun. Erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States.

Exact synonyms: Cheese, Cheeseflower, High Mallow, Tall Mallow
Group relationships: Genus Malva, Malva
Generic synonyms: Mallow



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malva Sylvestris

Malthusianisms
Malto
Maluku
Malukus
Malus
Malus angustifolia
Malus baccata
Malus coronaria
Malus fusca
Malus ioensis
Malus pumila
Malus sylvestris
Malva
Malva moschata
Malva neglecta
Malva sylvestris (current term)
Malvales
Malvastrum
Malvastrum coccineum
Malvaviscus
Malvina Hoffman
Malvinas
Malvinian
Maléku Jaíka
Mam
Mam'selle
Mama
Mamaw
Mamba

Literary usage of Malva sylvestris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flora Medica: Containing Coloured Delineations of the Various Medicinal by George Spratt (1829)
"The Malva sylvestris is indigenous to Britain, and is one of the most common native plants ; it is found in various situations, in pastures, hedgerows, ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species: Malva sylvestris L. Leaves with 5-9 shallow lobes. ... Malva sylvestris L. Sp. Pl. 689. 1753. Biennial, erect or ascending, branched, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"(2) Fruit of Malva sylvestris, L. An almost universal name, and in some cases applied ... CHOCK-CHEESE, Malva sylvestris, L. On the authority of Britten, p. ..."

4. Flowers, Fruits and Leaves by John Lubbock (1894)
"In Malva sylvestris, however (Fig. 9), where the branches of the stigma are so arranged that the plant cannot fertilise itself, the petals are large and ..."

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