1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IV

Lavatera Trimestris

Annual Lavatera
Class and Order
Monadelphia Polygynia
Generic Character
Calyx duplex: exterior 3-fidus. Arilli plurimi, monospermi.LAVATERA trimestris caule scabro herbaceo, foliis glabris, pedunculis unifloris, fructibus orbiculo tectis. Linn. Sp. Pl. 974. Hort. Kew. v. 2. p. 452
LAVATERA (althææfolia) foliis infimis cordato-orbiculatis, caulinis trilobis acuminatis glabris, pedunculis unifloris, caule herbaceo. Miller's Gard. Dict. ed. 6. 4to
MALVA folio vario. Bauh. Pin. 315
MALVA Hispanica flore carneo amplo
The Spanish blush Mallow. Park. Parad. p. 366.

Our plant is undoubtedly the Spanish blush Mallow of Parkinson, and the Lavatera althææfolia of Miller according to the former, it is a native of Spain, according to the latter, of Syria.

Mr. Miller considers it as distinct from the trimestris; Mr. Aiton has no althææfolia in his Hort. Kew. we are therefore to conclude that the althææfolia of Miller, and the trimestris of Linneus are one and the same species.

Of the annuals commonly raised in our gardens, this is one of the most shewy, as well as the most easily cultivated; its seeds are to be sown in March, on the borders where they are to remain, the plants, thinned as they come up, and kept clear of weeds.

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Lavatera Trimestris
Annual Lavatera