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Malva moschata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
MAL-vuh MOSS-kuh-ta
Description

Musk Mallow is a perennial wildflower native to Europe and Turkey in the mallow family.  It has showy large pink flowers from early summer into fall.  It is often found along roadsides and open fields.  

 

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Tags:
#showy flowers#pink flowers#large flowers#fragrant fruits#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#pink flowers#large flowers#fragrant fruits#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malva
    Species:
    moschata
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Turkey
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5 in. pink flowers with five notched, wedge-shaped petals; stamens are fused into a column
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-4 in. palmately veined leaves with narrowly toothed lobes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No