Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Durrus, Co.Cork


Garden Tree-mallow
Lavatera x clementii (L. olbia x thuringiaca)
Family: Malvaceae

Flowering: June-August. Semi-evergreen shrub. Garden escape.

Large pink flowers, often with slightly darker veins, 5-petals.
Leaves usually 5-lobed, greyish-green, stalked.
Fast growing, slightly frost tender.
Height: To 5m+

Dry, sunny, sheltered ground, roadsides, waste ground.
Garden escape. Introduced.

     
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