Herb latin name: Lavatera trimestris

Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Edible parts of Lavatera trimestris:

Young leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


75 cm
(2 feet)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy areas, mainly by the sea.

Other uses of Lavatera trimestris:

The seed contains up to 11.7% oil. It is greenish coloured with an iodine value of 120.9. The uses of this oil are not given, it is exceedingly unlikely to be poisonous and is therefore probably edible.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow in situ in the spring. Germination should take place within a few weeks.

Cultivation of Lavatera trimestris:

Sandy areas, mainly by the sea.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Lavatera trimestris:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.