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Tree Mallow (Lavatera arborea)

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Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
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Sea KaleSea Rocket
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Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved Orache
Tree Mallow
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Sheep's Bit
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Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Tree Mallow

A tall, biennial woody plant, commonly found on sand dunes and dry, stony ground near the sea. The plant is covered in downy hairs. Leaves are maple-shaped. Flowers up to 2" across on tall, woody stems, pink-purple in colour with dark purple centres and radiating veins. It can grow to about 9 feet in height. Flowers June to September.