Roundleaf Mallow

Malva neglecta

Photo of Roundleaf Mallow
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Roundleafed mallow has slowly become a problem in lawn areas. It somewhat resembles ground ivy in that the leaves are round and scalloped on the edges but they are twice the size. It grows close to the ground but doesn't vine out the way ground ivy does. The flower is a pale blue color.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences