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Malva sylvestris

Mauve des bois
Common Mallow

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

40 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

50-100 cm

Description

Stems slightly hairy.

Meadows, hedgerows and fallow fields.

Flowers

Flowers in clusters of 2 or more, mauve-purple with darker veins.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. Lobes radiating from a base point, alternate on the stem, soft, hairy.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a disk of dry fruit that splits into single seeded parts when ripe.

Edible

Young leaves and flower buds.

Medical

Leaves and flowers: used internally to treat respiratory problems, bronchitis, coughs and throat infections.

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