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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Please name this plant

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snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

August 20, 2001
4:37 AM

Post #11179

I found this plant in an abandoned yard that was destined to become a parking lot.I will have lots of seeds soon to trade but I need to know what I am trading. It is a popular plant in the northern gardens. It spreads by reseeding and comes back every year. Hollyhock or Malva family??? It grows about 4ft high.

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Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2001
5:46 AM

Post #112917

Yes, it's from the Malva family. It's Malva moschata Rosea ~ Pink Musk mallow. Joy
jcf
Brooklet, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2001
2:34 PM

Post #113025

It's beautiful. Put me down for the trade when the seeds are ready. Janet
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2001
5:22 PM

Post #113136

Thanks for the question,and the answers. I have several, that I have been collecting seeds already, so that they do not go any further> I will have seeds also, this is one that I rescued from the compost site years ago. I could not get a full name attached until now.
snowhermit
Woodsville, NH
(Zone 4a)

August 20, 2001
9:43 PM

Post #113229

Thanks so much Joy. I have wondered for years the name of this plant. Will have some seeds to post soon.
Janet, sounds like you will have plenty of seeds :)
JanetR
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 4a)

August 21, 2001
1:29 AM

Post #113328

Took me a while to trace that one down myself. Relatives have been growing it for years as "Grandma's pink flowers". LOL

Just seeded some white ones and they're coming up nicely. :o) Malva moschata malva.

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