Foraging Files: Mallow

Name: Mallow 

mallowAppearance: This plant can grow between 10 cm and 80 cm, the stems are green with a large round kidney shaped green leaf. The flowers of the plant can grow on their own, or in clusters and bloom from June through to late Autumn. The flowers have five petals and can be white, pink or lilac in colour.

Storage: This plant can be dried or eaten while fresh.

Additional Information: This plant is commonly used as an anti inflammatory and is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and selenium. It is commonly found in lawns, gardens, allotments, roadsides, waste areas and crop sides. Making this plant an abundant source for foraging.

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