Irish wildflowers

Marsh Mallow
Althaea officinalis
Family: Malvaceae

Flowering time: August-September. Perennial. Introduced.

Pale-pink flowers in groups of 1-3 in leaf-axils.
Stalked pale grey-green leaves, oval-round, slightly lobed and folded.
Downy, slightly-branched stems. Height: 60-120cm.

Rare, usually near habitation, originally introduced as medicinal plant.
Decreasing. S, W Ireland.

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