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TREE MALLOW Lavatera arborea (Malvaceae) Height to 3m<br />
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.
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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.

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Date: 3 Jul 2012
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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