1. [ noun ] (botany) perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated
Synonyms: Sidalcea_malviflora checkerbloom
Related terms: mallow Sidalcea
2. [ noun ] (botany) a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
Synonyms: Sphaeralcea_remota Iliamna_remota
Related terms: mallow Iliamna