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Malvastrum coromandelianum (Linnaeus) Garcke. Three-lobe Mallow. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Coastal hammocks, disturbed areas; eastwards a waif on ballast or wool waste. Dist: Native of tropical America (TX to Argentina). Northern occurrences, such as in PA (Rhoads & Klein 1993) and NJ (Kartesz 1999), represent old records of ballast or wool waste waifs.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl4, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, NE, S, Tx, WH3, WI; = n/a – C, Pa

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 6

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