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Roundleaf Mallow

Malva neglecta

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.

Photo of Roundleaf Mallow

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