Observed: July 25, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: July 30, 2012 @ 8:04 AM (diff: 5 days)
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) - Musk mallow is a perennial with an upright stem that can grow 1meter tall and large pink or white flowers that have 5 petals and appear in clusters at the end of each stem or individually on long stalks attached to stem nodes. Leaves located at the base of the stem are rounded and slightly lobed while leaves located further up the stem are deeply dissected into 5 to 7 toothed sections. Leaves and flowers emit a strong musky odor in warm weather or when crushed.