is a plant species in the genus Malva[?]
or in one of several related genera of the Malvaceae
, including Lavatera
(rose mallow, tree mallow), Althaea
(marsh mallow), Sidalcea
(Greek mallow), and Callirhoe
(poppy mallow). Several mallows are of horticultural merit. Some have other economic uses, although none is a major crop plant.
Plants of the genus Malva are herbaceous perennials; the other genera include annuals, herbaceous perennials, sub-shrubs, shrubs, and small trees.
Marshmallows are no longer made from the marsh mallow.
Mallow was an oracle in Greece. It was founded by Amphilochus after the death of his parents.
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