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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow)

Common non-native, annual herb found in disturbed areas. Flowers are pinkish. Blooms in winter to spring. Can grow in large stands.

Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in sping.


Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in sping.


Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in sping. Note underside of flower with leafy bracts below leafy sepals (vs. thin bracts below leafy sepals in Malva nicaeensis).


Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in sping.


Comparison between Malva nicaeensis (left) and Malva parviflora (right).