|Scientific name:||Malva sylvestris L.|
|Common name:||Wood Mallow, High Mallow|
|Hebrew name:||חלמית גדולה|
|Arabic name:||خبيزة, Khobbeiza|
|Stems:||60-90 cm; pubescent to glabrescent|
|Leaves:||Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate|
|Inflorescence:||Raceme, leafy, in fascicles, 1–4 flowers in leaf axils|
|Flowers:||pink, purple, petals, emarginated; 5, 3 or 7, darker veins, the veins often being forked towards their apices|
|Fruits / pods:||Schizocarp, segments 10-12, glabrous, reticulate; seeds brown|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April|
|Habitat:||Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Med - Euro-Siberian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Malva, from the Greek word "malache", meaning "mallow" and "malakos", "soft, gentle,", referring to the abundant mucilage in certain species, which softens the skin.
sylvestris, pertaing to woods, growing wild.
The Hebrew name: חלמית, halamit (Post Biblical Hebrew), Aramaic: חלמתא, halamta; Arabic: haluma.