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Some kind of Cranesbill Perhaps?

Observed: 1st November 2012 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in Plants
                               Maybe a Cranesbill?

Growing in kerb. Leaves up to a bit more than two inches across.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) interacts


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Cranesbill and Mallow

Thanks for the ID. I'm wondering if you would be able to give me an idea about how to tell cranesbill and mallow apart. It's probably obvious once you know but, to me, the leaves look very similar.

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Malvaceae vs Geraniaceae vs Ranunculus

In my case I didn't so much learn to tell the families apart as learn to identify the individual species.

In this case the red spot where the petiole joins the blade identifies it as a mallow.

The presence of stellate hairs is a fairly good marker for mallows.

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Mallows et al

Thanks. That's really helpful.

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