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Malva sylvestris

Malva sylvestris

Malva sylvestris or high mallow is a perennial/ biennial herbaceous belonging to Malvaceae family. It forms ascending–erect stems cladded with alternate leaves which are roundish, with dentate margins and numerous lobes. In bloom, the high mallow produces 5-petaled, pink-violet flowers in pairs or small clusters borne in leaf axils. It was traditionally useful for long time as a food and a medicinal plant.


Datasheet

Common NameCheeses/ high mallow/
tall mallow
Botanical nameMalva sylvestris
FamilyMalvaceae
Life CyclePerennial, Biennial
FoliageDeciduous
Basic Colourpink /violet
Height0.3 -> 1.2 m
HabitatMeadows and wastelands
AltitudeTell us
Bloom TimeMay -> September
Plant TypeHerb, Ornamental,
Outdoor,
Medicinal
Fruit TypeSchisocarp
different
tolerances
Tell us
Used PartsFlower, Leaf, Root
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary,
Ornamental
Active
substances
Mucilage
USDA Zone5 (-29), 6 (-23),
7 (-17), 8 (-12),
9 (-7), 10 (-1)
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry, Moist
Soil Type Clayey, Peaty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, by division,
Self sows
GerminationTell us
Pests/ DiseasesRust

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