Beauty On The Verge

Common Mallow Malva sylvestris

This ‘looker’ of a wild flower, rain-speckled and dotted with holes as it may be, is called the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris), and can be seen either on wasteground, in a garden, or on a roadside verge near you this summer. It is a very good provider of nectar for the insect world.

Exmouth, Devon. © Pete Hillman August 2019

19 thoughts on “Beauty On The Verge

  1. I planted these near my front door. They attract the bees which is good but also attracts bees inside which is not so good. We spend lots of time trying to encourage them back out.

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    1. Lol! I have never grown them. Some class them as a weed, but I really like them. I bet you tell your bees who enter your house to buzz off 😉

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