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Article: Marshmallow


Common Name

Marshmallow, Mallow

Scientific Name

Malva parviflora




Annual / Biennial

Seasons of Growth

Spring / Summer / Autumn

Key Distinguishing Feature

Round leaves with long petioles. Stems covered with stiff pubescence.

Marshmallow is an exotic annual weed that is dynamic after autumn and winter rains. It is an erect, sprawling or decumbent herb growing up to 50cm high that is covered with rather stiff star-like hairs and is woody at the base.

Primarily occurs in southern Australia. Germinates in spring to autumn and grows rapidly. Flowers August-December. Spring germinating plants may flower when only a few centimetres high and survive over summer to become biennial.

Key Products for Control:

Contra M Duo - 65mL/100sqm *Not safe for Buffalo lawns

Please contact the LawnPride Support Team to discuss alternative options.
Contact us via email:, or Phone: +61 479 086 039.

For 6-months weed germination prevention, we recommend Pre-Emergent Herbicides, such as; Spartan, Barricade, or Onset.

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