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Musc-mallow

Malva moschata

Description:

Perennial herbaceous flowering shrub, here some 60 - 70 cm tall, with pale pink five-petaled flowers.

Habitat:

Edges of coniferous forest, on slopes of Jura mountain range, border of Natural Reserve.

Notes:

This a medicinal and edible plant. It produces a mucilage, gluey substance used to soothe irritated mucous membranes. Flowers and young leaves are edible, and can be added to salads. Seeds are also said to be edible - but do not how...

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Lélex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.31, Long: 5.93

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Jan 24, 2019

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