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Malva mohileviensis - Donnar.

Common Name
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards 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[76]. The leaves are perfectly wholesome at all other times.
Habitats Not known
Range Europe.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Malva mohileviensis


Malva mohileviensis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Malva mohileviensis is a ANNUAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  Seed
Edible Uses: Oil

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild pleasant flavour, they contain 5.5% protein[74]. Seed - raw. Best used before it is fully mature, the seed has a pleasant nutty taste but it is rather small and fiddly to harvest[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic

Diuretic[74]

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Other Uses

Dye  Fibre  Oil

A fibre is obtained from the stems[74]. It is strong but coarse[74]. The seed contains up to 20% oil, it is used for making soap[74]. Cream, yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the plant and the seed heads[168].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A very easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil[1], though it prefers a reasonably well-drained and moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. This species is considered to be no more than a form of M. verticillata by some botanists[50]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Prone to infestation by rust fungus[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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