Dwarf Mallow (Malva neglecta)

Dwarf Mallow (Malva neglecta) in its tiny, shy glories. Originally from Europe and Western Asia, this prostrate or sprawling plant does about the same thing there as it does here: conquer mown, grazed or cleared ground in early spring, before anything else can take over. Ultimately overcome by taller vegetation, Dwarf Mallow is principally a weed of places with regular disturbance and irregular maintenance: eg. your local nature strip, railway station reserve or 2-3 years demolished suburban double-wide.

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