Flower ID

BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

Hi all, Any idea what this plant is?  I have several growing and they came in a 'bee and butterfly' mix I planted about 3 years ago.  To my surprise they come up again from the same rootstock rather than self-seeding.  The flowers look a little like mallow, but the leaves certainly don't!

Whole plant:

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 Flower close-up:

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Leaf close-up:

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 Many thanks for any ideas!

 

A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.

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  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    Could it be Musk Mallow Bob? It is very pretty!image

    http://wildseed.co.uk/species/view/85

    Pam x

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    Hi Pam, I think you have got it in one! image

    Many thanks!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I think it is Sidalcea, the prairie mallow.    I have a white one and a pink one in my garden.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    I have both musk mallows and sidalcea, I think this one's a musk mallow. The flowers are similar, but the habit of sidalcea is more erect, less bushy, and the stems are more spire-like.

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