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Malvaceae - Mallow Family

Cotton The mallow family includes about 1,500 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees. The flowers of these plants usually have five sepals and five petals. Species in this group occur in all but the coldest parts of the world.   
Scarlet Globe Mallow Plants include Indian mallow, wax mallow, poppy mallow, cotton, okra, hollyhock, rose mallow and hibiscus. This family also includes marsh mallow which is used to make, you guessed it, marshmallow!