Annual Mallow

Lavatera trimestris

''Lavatera trimestris'' is a species of flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region.

It is an annual growing to 120 cm tall by 45 cm wide, producing shallow funnel-shaped flowers in summer, in shades of white and pink, with maroon centres and maroon veining on the petals. The Latin ''trimestris'' literally means "of three months", referring to the growing and flowering period. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use. The following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMalvales
FamilyMalvaceae
GenusLavatera
SpeciesL. trimestris
Photographed in
Macedonia