Botanical name: Pavonia procumbens Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Synonyms: Pavonia glechomifolia (A.Rich.) Garcke
Prostrate Swamp Mallow is a soft shrubby perennial, often with straggling stems, up to about 1 m tall. Leaves are ovate-pentagonal in outline, up to 8 x 7 cm, angled to shallowly 3-5 lobed, star-shaped velvet-hairy on both surfaces, usually more densely and paler below, deeply heart-shaped at the base, basal lobes often overlapping; margin rounded toothed-sawtoothed. Flowers are creamy-white to deep orange-yellow, sometimes with a purple-red centre. Epicalyx of 5 widely spreading bracts, 7-11 mm long, ovate to oblong-lanceshaped, 5-veined, star-shaped-velvet-hairy, green at flowering time, turning brown and dry in fruit. Prostrate Swamp Mallow is found in Ethiopia, India and Pakistan.
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