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Smaller Tree Mallow

Malva pseudolavatera

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Malvales
Family:
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual or Biennial
Maximum Size:
120 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, roadsides, seaside.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Pink flowers with well-spaced petals. Petals are notched at their tips. The outer sepal ring forms a lobed cup, unlike that of the similar looking Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris).
Fruit:
The fruit is a smooth, yellowish-brown, angled nutlet.
Leaves:
Crinkly ivy-like leaves, similar to those of Common Mallow but pale green and less lobed. Within the British Isles, Smaller Tree Mallow can mainly be found in the Scilly Isles. Annual or biennial.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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