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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. May-July

Tall. Very Tall

Flower. Solitary, pink to purplish. Short stalked. The epicalyx lobes are oval and slightly shorter than the sepals.

Leaves. Usually 5-lobed.

Habitat. Edges of fields, rivers and streams; hedgerows and damp places.
Some in Beyond (mosty in gardens), but more towards Italy and the eastern Mediterranean. Our botanist friend tells us the local area nuseries sell lavatera Turingiaca labeled as "Lavatera olbia".

Pod. Nutlets are hairy or bristly.