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.

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