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Marsh mallow

Althaea officinalis

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DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

I meant Irena :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

You're welcome Irene! Glad to make you happy. Thank you for all your interesting contributions to Project Noah!

Thank you very much DanielePralong! I'm happy to see that! :) Thank you AntónioGinjaGinja!

Beautiful series Irena,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Irena, your Marsh Mallow is our Spotting of the Day:

"You might be indulging in marshmallows today, but did you know these treats owe their name to a mallow plant that grows in marshes? The Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) is our Spotting of the Day! This plant found in Europe, Asia and North Africa has long been used in herbal medicine and as a food source. The plant was later used to make confectionery by adding egg white and sugar. The modern version of marshmallows no longer contain Althaea officinalis".

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Bon Appetit! ;)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 years ago

OH....that is interesting!! Thanks for the info!!
Now, I want a toasted marsh mallow!! ;)

Ha ha :) I'm learning something new every time too! :) I haven't noticed this plant before here. It is a medicinal plant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDfk3duyc...). And some history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow... ;)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 years ago

What a fun name for this pretty lil flower, Irena!!

Slovenia

Spotted on Aug 5, 2017
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

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