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Althaea officinalis

common marshmallow; marsh mallow; white mallow

Species Record #: gw1001444

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Botanical Information:

Genus: Althaea

Family: Malvaceae

Author: L.

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Althaea officinalis
   by starmoon
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Remarks:
Rather weedy-looking but thrives in my zone 5 western PA bog garden. Grows to about 5 feet, so I find I must tie it up or else it sprawls after a rain. I use it for its medicinal properties and edible flowers. Hardy & self-sows readily.

    by Weedlady    more remarks...

Ratings
overall7.5
how easy  7.8
flower6.8
foliage7.2
propagate10.0
fragrance1.0
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