What's this?

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chickenchargrill
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What's this?

Post: #230406 chickenchargrill
Sun May 01, 2011 8:11 am

Obviously something thinks this is a tasty plant. It looks really familiar, but I can't rack my brain. Anyone know before I go cut it down?



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Re: What's this?

Post: #230411 Odsox
Sun May 01, 2011 9:41 am

It looks like Mallow to me, in which case it is edible ... leaves for greens and the roots for marshmallow.
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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Re: What's this?

Post: #230413 chickenchargrill
Sun May 01, 2011 10:21 am

Just looked it up and looks right to me :) Will leave it to grow some more first, just went out to have a closer look at it and there isn't one leaf that hasn't got holes in from insects.

Did find some nice looking recipes for stuffed mallow leaves though.

Thanks

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Re: What's this?

Post: #230492 troutrunner
Mon May 02, 2011 5:04 pm

Google images came up with this, looks the same as grows wild here :icon_smile:

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Tasty some say but never tried it :dontknow:

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Re: What's this?

Post: #230538 Millymollymandy
Tue May 03, 2011 7:49 am

Or Lavatera - not sure if there is actually a difference between the two or it's two different names for the same plant.

Don't dig it up (unless it is really in the wrong place) - they have the most stunning pink flowers and are really beautiful. I have it growing wild in my garden and in summer my chicken run is really pretty, full of these flowers which attract insects. :flower: Because they are in the chicken run they get a good beating - trodden on by me, scratched around by chooks - but they are really robust. Best dug out of veg patch though as I suspect it has a pretty serious tap root as it withstands any drought. :iconbiggrin:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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