Malva moschata

Family (Traditional)Malvaceae
Species:Malva moschata L.
Common NameMusk Mallow; Rose Mallow; Moschus Malve
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Carpel Number/Pistil: 8; Carpel Number/Pistil: 9; Carpel Number/Pistil: 10; Carpel Number/Pistil: 11; Carpel Number/Pistil: 12; Carpel Number/Pistil: 13+; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Powell (KY), Carter (TN), Johnson (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 1980

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0107396 Campbell Kentucky
Malva moschata
APSC0105607 Campbell Kentucky
Malva moschata
TENN-V-0147229 Johnson Tennessee
Malva moschata
ETSU034957 Carter Tennessee
Malva moschata
HTTU021849 Putnam Tennessee
Malva moschata
TENN-V-0147227 Johnson Tennessee
Malva moschata
TENN-V-0147228 Johnson Tennessee
Malva moschata
ETSU008552 Johnson Tennessee
Malva moschata
ETSU032656 Johnson Tennessee
Malva moschata
31234100768504 Powell Kentucky 21 May 1980 Johnny Faulkner
Malva moschata
31234100541653 Johnson Tennessee 21 Jun 1979 B. Eugene Wofford
Malva moschata
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