Malva moschata L.
Common Name: MUSK MALLOW
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A European species, established as a weed or garden escape. Locally common and colorful along roadsides and railroads, in fields and clearings, on dry or rocky ground. First collected in 1860 in Ingham and Washtenaw Cos. and apparently well established at a number of places throughout the state by the 1880’s. Both this species and M. alcea are erect perennials with handsome pink or white flowers.

Locations

Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1675.