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MARSH-MALLOW Althaea officinalis (Malvaceae) Height to 2m. Attractive, downy perennial with starry hairs; very soft to touch. Found in coastal wetlands and often on the upper reaches of saltmarshes. FLOWERS are 35-40mm across and pale pink (Aug-Sep). FRUITS are rounded flat capsules. LEAVES are triangular with shallow lobes. STATUS-Locally common on S coasts of Britain and Ireland.
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MARSH-MALLOW Althaea officinalis (Malvaceae) Height to 2m. Attractive, downy perennial with starry hairs; very soft to touch. Found in coastal wetlands and often on the upper reaches of saltmarshes. FLOWERS are 35-40mm across and pale pink (Aug-Sep). FRUITS are rounded flat capsules. LEAVES are triangular with shallow lobes. STATUS-Locally common on S coasts of Britain and Ireland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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