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Wild purple plant?

Posted by dip1979 UK (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 3:54

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what this is I stumbled accross yesterday growing wild along a hedge?


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RE: Wild purple plant?

Sidalcea?


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RE: Wild purple plant?

Geranium molle aka dove's foot geranium - a European wildflower/weed.


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RE: Wild purple plant?

Doesn't look like a geranium to me, more like a malva.


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Yes, I was thinking malva (hollyhock) too.


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RE: Wild purple plant?

That appears to be Malva sylvestris Mystic Merlin. Great plants for flower beds but does reseed itself. Not as bad at reseeding as the variety Zebrina though.
Mary


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Definitely malva.


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Malva sylvestris, Common Mallow. Flowers are variable from pale pink to purple. This is a particularly dark specimen but I think it unlikely to be a named cultivar, especially since it was growing wild along a hedge. A common wild flower in the British Isles.


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