Malva moschata - Musk-mallow
Musk-mallow seems to be less frequent now in West Cornwall, where it tends to occur on road verges and former mining sites such as at Binner Downs (SW63B, 1990, C.N.French) and Wheal Maid (SW74L, 1995, C.N.French). In contrast there are many reports for it in East Cornwall such as St.Just-in-Roseland (SW83M, 1998, M.Tempest), Gerrans (SW83S, 1998, R.E.Lees), Lower Tynes (SX08K, 1998, M.Atkinson), near Trerulefoot (SX35J, 1989, R.M.Belringer), Higher Trefrize Wood (SX37D, 1989, R.J.Murphy), south of Trewarlett Cross (SX37J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Werrington (SX38I, 1998, D.Dupree), near Launceston (SX38J, 1998, L.McDonnell), Tregonhawke (SX45A, 1997, M.Atkinson), and Stockadon Farm (SX46B, 1989, R.M.Belringer). It has not been reported on the Isles of Scilly since 1940.
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.