tree mallow


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Related to tree mallow: Lavatera, Lavatera arborea

tree mallow

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(Plants) a malvaceous treelike plant, Lavatera arborea, of rocky coastal areas of Europe and N Africa, having a woody stem, rounded leaves, and red-purple flowers
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Noun1.tree mallow - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowerstree mallow - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
genus Lavatera, Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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She especially loves flowers as food - "It makes me feel so happy," Bonady said - so she treats guests to bloom-covered salads, relishes the flowers and leaves of tree mallow and nibbles tender anise hyssop blossoms.
Some annual lavateras are often grown as bedding plants, but if you want a more permanent fixture go for the tree mallow, L.
The team focus on a strange plant - tree mallow - which covers the island.
Among the most common is the tree mallow, Lavatera 'Rosea', which is easy to grow and produces rosy-pink flowers 4in (10cm) across, over grey green leaves.
Another mallow that will fill a gaping hole is the tree mallow or lavatera.
My lavatera tree mallow has become enormous this season and is usually pruned hard in the spring.
Tree mallow ydi'r enw Saesneg ar hon a choeden rhocos yn Gymraeg, ac mae'n ddigon hawdd gweld pam - mae'n edrych yn ddigon tebyg i goeden fechan.
Among the most common is the tree mallow, Lavatera "Rosea", which is easy to grow and produces rosy-pink flowers 4in (10cm) across, over grey green leaves.