Mallow, Musk

Mallow moschata
An upright 1-2' plant with leaves that are palmately lobed and further cut into very narrow segments. The 1-2" flowers are borne singly at the ends of branches. The 5 notched, wedge-shaped petals are white or pink and have dark pink stripes. The stamens are clumped in a central column and the anthers protrude. Blooms June-August in fields, roadsides. A native of Europe.

Large-flowered mallow is similar but the flowers are in clusters and the leaves are much less deeply lobed.