143554 TREE MALLOW Lavatera arborea (Malvaceae) Height to 3m
Imposing woody biennial, covered in starry hairs. Favours rocky ground near the coast, often near seabird colonies. FLOWERS are 3-5cm across with dark-veined pinkish purple petals; borne in terminal clusters (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are round, flat capsules. LEAVES are 5-7 lobed. STATUS-Locally common W coasts of Britain and S and W Ireland.