Herb: Tree Mallow
Latin name: Lavatera arborea
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Medicinal use of Tree Mallow:A poultice made from the leaves is used to treat sprains.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Maritime rocks or waste ground by the sea, to 150 metres.
Edible parts of Tree Mallow:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour, but the leaves are dry and hairy and not that agreeable in quantity on their own. They can be used as part of a chopped mixed salad.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow late summer in situ. The seed should germinate within 4 weeks.
Cultivation of Tree Mallow:Maritime rocks or waste ground by the sea, to 150 metres.
Known hazards of Lavatera arborea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.