Chiaroscuro
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Mystery flower, help needed please

Hi All

First post here and I'm showing my terrible ignorance of plants, but I'm sure someone here will be able to help.

I bought this flower from a selection labelled 'Hardy Perrenials', but it had no label and the man working in the shop didn't know what it was either.

I wondered if it could be a type of Lavatera but having searched various site it's the foliage that's making me think it might not be.

Here are a couple of photos:

[url=https://picasaweb.google.com/CL.Photographs/Flower/photo#5217390303984471298]Picture 1[/url]

[url=https://picasaweb.google.com/CL.Photographs/Flower/photo#5217390444596975522]Picture 2[/url]

Any help greatly appreciated. :)

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Jess
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Hi :D

It is Malva moschata f. alba.
https://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Malva/alba.php
The pink form is often seen growing wild and is considered a weed in my area. The white form is a lot more desirable. Nice find!
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Hi :D

It is Malva moschata f. alba.
https://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Malva/alba.php
The pink form is often seen growing wild and is considered a weed in my area. The white form is a lot more desirable. Nice find!
Knowing without doing is like plowing without sowing."

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Hi :D

It is Malva moschata f. alba.
https://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Malva/alba.php
The pink form is often seen growing wild and is considered a weed in my area. The white form is a lot more desirable. Nice find!
Knowing without doing is like plowing without sowing."

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:? No idea why that appeared three times. Could someone delete them please?
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Chiaroscuro
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Jess wrote:Hi :D

It is Malva moschata f. alba.
https://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Malva/alba.php
The pink form is often seen growing wild and is considered a weed in my area. The white form is a lot more desirable. Nice find!
Thanks ever so much, Jess. That's brilliant. The information is really helpful. Thanks again. :)

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hi

i think they are lancastriense they are a form of geranium they are beautiful flowers and gennerally grow about 4 inches tall they have pale pink flowers hope this helps
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