White, or magenta.
Herbage, mush scented.
Flowers: clustered on short peduncles. Calyx: of five ovate sepals. Corolla: one and a half inches broad; of five malvaceous petals. Stamens: very numerous, growing out from all sides of a column wrapped about the style.
Pistils: several. Leaves: five-lobed; the divisions again divided or cleft. Stem: one and a half feet high; hairy.
This lovely flower that has come to us from Europe and escaped from the gardens to the roadsides is a relative of the hollyhock. It is mostly in the evening that it emits a faint musk-like perfume.