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This is a common wayside plant growing on verges, in hedgerows, on banks and at the seaside both at Abergele and at Red Rocks. This suggests that it must be at least a little salt tolerant. The size of the plant can vary from a just a foot tall to the huge bush like the one here sheltered by a sea wall.

Common in England and Wales, records for this plant become fewer as you go north into Scotland where it is commoner in the east. In Ireland it is commonest in the east.

Malva sylvestris

Malva sylvestris Common Mallow

Abergele, North Wales 18th July 2002

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Malva sylvestris Common Mallow

LHS: Pensarn Beach, Abergele, 18th July 2002 RHS: Red Rocks, Wirral, 29th September 2004

Added on November 13th 2004, updated 13th December 2010

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