Common mallow -winter annual to a perennial depending on location. Spreading stems grow prostrate with leaves borne on long petioles. Grows from thick straight taproot. Leaves lobed confused with ground ivy, attached to stem at the back of a rounded leaf, where ground ivy is attached in the center of the leaf and has a hairy upper surface. Flowers May to October- white to lavender with dark violet veins. Fruit resembles a cheese wheel. Spreads by seed.