Common Mallow - Malva sylvestris
Medium to tall, hairy plant to 1.5 metres, but often with sprawling stems. Leaves kidney shaped to rounded-heart-shaped in outline with 3 to 7 shallow, rather rounded toothed lobes. Flowers pink to purple with darker veins. 20 to 50 mm in clusters of 2 or more at the leaf axils.
Meadows , road verges and waste places.
June to September.
Fairly common throughout Britain, though less so in Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 368 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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