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(Althaea officinalis) African native. The original source of an Egyptian confection which evolved into today's marshmallows. The roots and velvety leaves have been eaten as a vegetable for centuries, often fried with onion and garlic. 3-4 foot stems of 1-2 inch, white-to-pink flowers are reminiscent of hollyhocks, to which this plant is related. The plant is also renowned in various folk cultures for its medicinal properties.
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What are the pros? Delicate Flowers
What are the cons? None
So excited to have this in our garden! It grew well and we look forward to Marshmallows this winter. No pests were observed and believe me we have them here.
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17 Sep 2014
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