Identifying a plant in a flower bed

Asked March 31, 2016, 4:57 PM EDT

I'm needing tip identify a flower I belive just moved here lots off plants to identfy this is growing several differant places on south side of house growing more up against the house

Lawrence County Missouri

1 Response

It appears to be a Common Mallow (Malva neglecta)
A summer annual or occasionally a winter annual or biennial, freely branching at the base, with a prostrate growth habit. Seedlings have cotyledons that are heart shaped and occur on long petioles. Young plants have alternate leaves that are circular in outline with toothed margins and a crinkled appearance. Mature plants have leaves that are alternate, circular to kidney shaped and toothed, with five to nine shallow lobes. Short hairs are present on upper and lower leaf surfaces, margins and petioles. Flowers are white or tinged with pink or purple and occur singly or in clusters in leaf axils. The fruit is flattened, round and resembles a button. For this, and more information, see: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/IPM1007-75