Malvastrum coromandelianum – False Mallow

Other notes

Natural History: A subshrub growing to 1 m tall. Flowers are yellow and strats blooming in the afternoon attracting many butterflies.



WFO (2023): Malvastrum coromandelianum (L.) Garcke. Accessed on: 23 Jun 2023. [URL]

Flowers of India (2023): False Mallow. Accessed on: 23 Jun 2023. [URL]

Page citation

Hiremath, S. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Malvastrum coromandelianum (L.) Garcke – False Mallow. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/02/25.