Malva neglecta is an annual growing to 0.6 m (2 ft). It is also known as common mallow in the United States and also buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow. This plant is often consumed as a food, with its leaves, stalks and seed all being considered edible.  This is especially true of the seeds, which contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat.
- Macaronesia: Canary Islands
- Northern Africa: Algeria, Morocco
- Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
- Western Asia: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Sinai, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria, Turkey
- Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
- Soviet Middle Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
- Mongolia: Mongolia
- China: Xinjiang
- Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan
- Northern Europe: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
- Middle Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
- Southeastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Sardinia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania,
- Southwestern Europe: France, Portugal, Spain
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