Australian Hollyhock
Whole
Murray Mallee Region
Thyme Riceflower
Lush spring garb
 
                      
Australian Hollyhock (Malva weinmanniana)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Mallows (Malvales)
Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
Species: Australian Hollyhock (Malva weinmanniana)
This Photo:     Flower
Synonym: Lavatera plebeia
Other name: Inland Austral Hollyhock

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
There is some confusion over the botanical name, but it's clear this is no longer called M. preissiana. As such, the 2010 Murraylands survey is refering to this plant, which is the Inland form, not coastal.

Copyright © 2006-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Sep-2006
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)