New Mexico Prairie Mallow
Herb: New Mexico Prairie Mallow
Latin name: Sidalcea neomexicana
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Medicinal use of New Mexico Prairie Mallow:A cold infusion of the plant has been used in the treatment of internal injuries.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet meadows and streamsides in moist usually strongly alkaline soils, 1500 - 2850 metres.
Edible parts of New Mexico Prairie Mallow:Leaves - cooked as greens.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Cultivation of New Mexico Prairie Mallow:Wet meadows and streamsides in moist usually strongly alkaline soils, 1500 - 2850 metres.
Known hazards of Sidalcea neomexicana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.