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:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

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.