Latin name: Lavatera plebeia
Synonyms: Lavatera plebeja, Lavatera plebia
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Medicinal use of Lavatera:The leaves are used as a poultice.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Clayey soils and areas subject to flooding.
Edible parts of Lavatera:Young leaves - raw or cooked. Root - raw or cooked. A parsnip-like consistency.
Other uses of the herb:A strong fibre obtained from the stems is used for making string, bags, paper etc.
Propagation of Lavatera:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Clayey soils and areas subject to flooding.
Known hazards of Lavatera plebeia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.