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The Tree Mallow (Lavatera arborea or Malva arborea) is a flowering plant in the Malvaceae family.

It is native to western Europe and the Mediterranean region.

It grows to 50-200 centimetres (20-79 inches) tall. 

The leaves are 8-18 centimetres (4-7 inches) in diameter. 

The dark-pink to purple flowers are 3-4 centimetres (one inch) in diameter. They grow in clusters of 2-7 flowers.

Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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