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Malva parviflora

Cheeseweed, malva, quesitos

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate or appearing basal
leaf format3: simple
leaf margin3: crenate or dentate
Flower color2: pink or magenta to white or whitish
Flowering period2: winter and spring
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Status: introduced weed,common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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