Authentic Wisconsin.  Glade Mallow - Napaea dioica


Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on July 3, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on July 3, 2019.


Glade Mallow - Napaea dioica (Rare: A native special Concern plant in Wisconsin)

Glade Mallow is a relative of hibiscus and grows between 3'-6' tall.

Glade Mallow blooms early June through early August. The flowers are 1/3 to 3/4 inch across with 5 white oval petals.

Glade Mallow is dioecious; which means that the male and female flowers are on separate plants. Female flowers have a cluster of curly, thread-like styles atop a white ovary. Male flowers have a cluster of stamens in the center, the stalks (filaments) fused into a column with the pale pinkish tips (anthers) in a ball at the tip.

Leaves are quite large, up to 18 inches in diameter, round in outline, palmately lobed into 5 to 9 segments. Lower leaves are long-stalked, with leaves becoming smaller and shorter-stalked as they ascend the stem.

Other names for Glade Mallow : English mallow.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on July 3, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on July 3, 2019.


Above: Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on July 3, 2019.



For more information on Glade Mallow, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Glade Mallow.

Or, download the UW Wisconsin Arboretum PDF about Glade Mallow.

Or, visit the Wisconsin DNR website page about Glade Mallow.


Glade Mallow along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on June 17, 2020.
Glade Mallow along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on June 17, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on Julu 4, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on Julu 4, 2020.
Glade Mallow in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on Julu 4, 2020.

↩  Back to Wisconsin Wildflowers

 

Wisconsin Wildflowers


Glade Mallow
Napaea dioica


Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 4, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 4, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 4, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 4, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 4, 2019.


Above: Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/4/19)


Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 5, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 5, 2019.


Above: Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. The bottom photo is of a female plant. (7/5/19)


Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 7, 2019.

Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna on June 7, 2019.


Above: Glade Mallow along Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk and near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/7/19)



↩   Back to Wisconsin Wildflowers