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mallow family

n.
A large family of chiefly woody plants, the Malvaceae, characterized by alternate leaves and showy flowers often with numerous stamens fused at the base into a tube, and including cotton, okra, hibiscus, hollyhock, and the mallows.
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Noun1.mallow family - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallowsmallow family - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Malvales, order Malvales - Malvaceae; Bombacaceae; Elaeocarpaceae; Sterculiaceae; Tiliaceae
genus Malva, Malva - herbs and subshrubs: mallows
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus - genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
Abutilon, genus Abutilon - herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering maple; Indian mallow
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
genus Althaea - hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Alcea
Callirhoe, genus Callirhoe - small genus of North American herbs having usually red or purple flowers
genus Gossypium, Gossypium - herbs and shrubs and small trees: cotton
genus Hibiscus - large genus of tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees often grown as ornamentals for their profusion of large flowers in a variety of colors
genus Hoheria, Hoheria - small genus of shrubs and small trees of New Zealand: lacebarks
genus Iliamna, Iliamna - small genus of perennial herbs or subshrubs; some often placed in other genera
genus Kosteletzya, Kosteletzya - small genus of herbs of southeastern United States and tropical America and Africa
genus Lavatera, Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
genus Malacothamnus, Malacothamnus - genus of shrubs or small trees: chaparral mallow
genus Malope - small genus of chiefly European herbs
genus Malvastrum, Malvastrum - genus of mallows characterized by red and yellow flowers often placed in other genera
genus Malvaviscus, Malvaviscus - small genus of shrubs of Central and South America: wax mallows
genus Napaea, Napaea - one species: glade mallow
genus Pavonia - genus of tropical hairy shrubs or herbs of tropics and subtropics especially South America
genus Plagianthus, Plagianthus - small genus of shrubs and trees of Australia and New Zealand
genus Radyera, Radyera - very small genus of shrubs of southern hemisphere: bush hibiscus
genus Sida, Sida - large genus of tropical subshrubs or herbs some of which yield fibers of mucilaginous substances
genus Sidalcea, Sidalcea - genus of showy plants of western North America having palmate leaves and variously colored racemose flowers
genus Sphaeralcea, Sphaeralcea - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs with showy flowers and mostly globose fruits: globe mallows
genus Thespesia, Thespesia - a small genus of tropical trees including the portia tree
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As a member of the mallow family, the showy bloom attracts natural pollinators.
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae, comprising several hundred species native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions.
Abutilons (flowering maples) are members of the Mallow family (Malvaceae), which contains a number of attractive house and garden plants.