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Pink flower, Mallow?

Observed: 15th June 2012 By: RCookeRCooke’s reputation in PlantsRCooke’s reputation in PlantsRCooke’s reputation in Plants
P6150014
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Musk-mallow (Malva moschata) interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

ID

This one looks unusual enough that I'd like to eliminate Malva alcea (hollyhock mallow). The easy way of distinguishing the species is by the hairy seeds of Malva moschata, but one can also look at the epicalyx (the ring of bracteoles below the sepals).

Was it photographed in the evening?

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ID

It was photographed around midday, if that helps.

lavateraguy's picture

Colour

The reason I asked was that the hue looks a little on the red side for Malva moschata - photographing it in the reddened light of the evening sun would have explained that.