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Mallow 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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