The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:


Latin Name:

Malva sylvestris, rotundifolia, neglecta, moschata

Plant Type:

Plant, Weed

Edible Part:

Leaves, Roots, Seeds


Malva is a genus of herbaceous annual, biennial, and perennial plants in the family Malvaceae. It is one of several closely related genera in the family to bear the common English name mallow. Tortoises love to feed on the leaves and flowers and they are safe to feed.