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Creeping Mallow

Creeping or Trailing Mallow is a good, drought hardy perrenial ground cover that produces flowers with apricot colored petals with red or orange bases.  This plants does well in full sun or partial shade and may root as it sprawls along the ground.  The leaves are rounded with three lobes and have irritating hairs that may cause an allergic reaction.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Malvastrum lateritium has apricot flowers with orange centers
Malvastrum lateritium is a ground cover
Latin Name: 
Malvastrum lateritium
Family Name: 
Malvaceae
Place of Origin: 
Argentina, Uruguay
Bloom Time: 
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Garden Location: 
Across from Ginkgo Section on Tram Road