The rich rural scenery of North Fife, Scotland, provides variety from the historic city of St Andrews and the quaint harbours of the East Neuk of Fife. A Royal Palace in Falkland, a Folk Museum in Ceres, a National Trust Mansion House near Cupar, Balmerino Abbey, Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Dunbog, Glenduckie, Creich, Birkhill, Ballinbreich, Abdie, Upper Flisk and more in beautiful North East Fife. Also the occasional wander.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Musk Mallow North Fife
On my travel from home to Newburgh North Fife this flower has caught my attention. It stands on the roadside at Higham woods displaying both white and pink flowers, I've not noticed it anywhere else.
Musk Mallow (Malvaceae) is an erect perennial with multiple stems and a delicate 5 petaled pink flower, although white variants are common. It lives on grassy banks, roadsides, churchyards, old quarries and chalk pastures, and can cope with a wide range of pH and fertility. The flower is attractive to bees and butterflies.