Herb latin name: Malva meluca

Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)

Medicinal use of Malva meluca:

None known

Known hazards of Malva meluca:

Although we have seen no reports of toxicity for this species, when grown on nitrogen rich soils (and particularly when these are cultivated inorganically), the leaves of some species tend to concentrate high levels of nitrates in their leaves. The leaves are perfectly wholesome at all other times.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.