Belongs to: flowering plants

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

Leaves are finely and deeply cut

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

© Geoff Pyman

© Owen Keen