Mallow Weed

Common Mallow

Mallow weed, also known as Common Mallow is usually found on dry soils, frequently in coastal habitats, on dry walls or as a weed of cultivated grounds. This plant is sometimes consumed as a food, with its leaves, stalks and seed all being considered edible.

Mallow weed may indicate high levels of Potassium and low Phosphorus on the soil.

The plants large, tuberous root, has potent medicinal properties, and was also mashed and eaten by the local aboriginal people

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