Malvaceae - mallow family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 9 August 2018)

Malvaceae - mallow family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Malva (1 species)
      Malva moschata - musk mallow (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Tilia (2 species)
      Tilia cordata - small-leaved linden (uncommon)
      Tilia platyphyllos - large-leaved linden (uncommon)

habit leaves petal color
Malva herbaceous deeply lobed or divided white or pink
Tilia woody unlobed cream to yellow

Malva (mallow)
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Malva moschata (musk mallow) - [information to be added]

Tilia (linden)
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inflorescence orientation flowers per inflorescence leaf pubescence on upper surface leaf pubescence on lower surface fruit surface fruit length
Tilia cordata erect 4–15 generally without hairs occasionally with some red-brown hairs on veins faintly ribbed 4.5–6.6 mm
Tilia platyphyllos hanging 2–5 generally with hairs with red-brown hairs on veins with 5 prominent ribs 8–10 mm

Tilia cordata (small-leaved linden) - [information to be added]

Tilia platyphyllos (large-leaved linden) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.