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Malva moschata, Musk-mallow

Scientific name:  Malva moschata
Common name:  Musk-mallow
Family:  Malvaceae, Mallow Family
Flowering:  June-October

Malva moschata, Musk-mallow


Derivation of the botanical name:
Malva, from the Greek word "malache", meaning "mallow" and "malakos", "soft, gentle,", referring to the abundant mucilage in certain species, which softens the skin.
moschata, musk-scented.

Malva moschata, Musk-mallow


Malva moschata, Musk-mallow


 
Flowers in New York State, Botany, Nature