Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Mallow-Musk
Malva moschata
of the Mallow family
a perennial
50 - 100 cm high
blooms July - September
likes grassy places, meadows, pastures
can be seen by the footbridge over the Clyde

   
One of our most ancient folk-medicines, Musk Mallow was once used in cough mixtures. Its name derives from its musky scent, which is only noticable when the flowers are picked and brought indoors. Due to its large attractive flowers, it is a wild flower which some gardeners are happy to have in their flowerbeds