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Venice Mallow

Other names: Flower of an hour, shoo-fly, rose mallow, bladder ketmia
Life cycle: Summer annual
Found in: Cropland in the eastern half of the U.S.
General description: An erect bushy plant with lobed leaves and white and purple flowers.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are round on long hairy petioles. First leaves are alternate and
irregular-shaped with toothed edges.
True leaves: Alternate, about 3" long and divided into at least three lobes. All lobes have toothed margins. Hairless on top and have hairs on the underside.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are pale yellow to white with purple centers and bloom between the stem and leaf petioles. Fruit is a round hairy capsule.

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