Mallow

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The Mallow plant, with its pretty mauve flowers, generally grows wild at lower elevations: in open areas, alongside roads, atop hedgerows and around fences. The ancient Chinese enjoyed cups of Mallow tea while the Romans mixed it with salt, oil, honey and wine to make a special potion.

Malva sylvestris

Characteristics

Plant family Mallow
Flowering season June to October
Harvest Flowers: June to October, leaves: July to August
Signature properties Eye-catching violet flowers; the shape of the fruit is similar to a wheel of cheese.
Vegetation Sunny slopes at altitudes of up to 1500 m above sea level, edges of pathways and by fences, sunny grassland