Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lavatera assurgentiflora--Island Mallow

So many flowers on the island mallow now! I have seen flowers on it almost all year, but I usually see just a few at a time. I guess this is the time of heavy bloom. And I am guessing that this is the subspecies assurgentiflora because that is the one on which the petals fold back as they age. I love that deep magenta flower with the darker stripes. Cute little sigmas curling at the top. Very pretty!

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