Belongs to: flowers

Compare with: common mallow

Musk mallow Malva moschata


Best time to see: Jul to late Aug

Key facts

A tall grassland plant with pink poppy-like flowers, with a musky scent

A popular cottage garden plant

Its mucilage was used in cough mixtures and poultices, and to treat wasp stings

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Photo © Geoff Pyman

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