Herb latin name: Sidalcea acuta
Synonyms: Sida carpinifolia
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Medicinal use of Sidalcea acuta:One report says that the plant has medicinal uses, but gives no details.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste ground and scrub forest in Uttar Pradesh.
Edible parts of Sidalcea acuta:One report says that the plant is sometimes used as food, but gives no more information. It is most likely that the leaves are used, though the flowers, mature and immature seeds should also be edible.
Other uses of the herb:A fibre is obtained from the stem.
Propagation of Sidalcea acuta:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Waste ground and scrub forest in Uttar Pradesh.
Known hazards of Sidalcea acuta:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.