Belongs to: flowers

Compare with: musk mallow

Common mallow Malva sylvestris

Best time to see: Jun to Oct

Key facts

Country cousin of the cultivated hollyhock, with spreading spires of mauve flowers with dark veins, up to 1m high

Common on roadside verges and in sunny unmanaged grassland

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton