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Malva neglecta

Malva neglecta \Malva neglecta\ prop. n. (Bot.) The species name of the common mallow, an annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in U.S..

Malva neglecta

Malva neglecta is an annual growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is also known as common mallow in the United States and also buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow. Although often considered a weed, this plant is often consumed as a food. This is especially true of the seeds, which contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat. The plant is an invasive species in the United States.