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Garden Mallow

Malva x clementii

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
 
Large spike of 5 overlapping, notched, pale to deep pink petals. The dark-veined, funnel-shaped flowers are up to 3 inches across. Insect-pollinated.
Fruit:
A nutlet.
Leaves:
A semi-evergreen shrub. Large, long-stalked, downy, palmately lobed leaves.
Maximum Size:
3 metres tall
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are edible, raw or cooked. The flowers can be eaten raw and are suitable for putting into salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Lavatera, Rose Mallow, Tree Mallow.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Gardens, wasteland.