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Tree Mallow

Malva arborea

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Malvales
Family:
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Type:
Semi-evergreen shrub
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Flowers grow in clusters of 2 to 7 and are purplish-pink with purple veins and a dark centre. 5 notched petals. Flowers reach a maximum of 4cm across.
Fruit:
A disc-shaped nutlet.
Leaves:
Soft, downy, stalked, Ivy-shaped leaves with 5 to 7 lobes, up to 20cm across. The branches of Tree Mallow are woody and this is the only woody UK Mallow species.
Maximum Size:
3 metres tall
Other Names:
Lavatera.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Habitats:
Rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside, wasteland.