Common Mallow

Here’s a fine close-up of the flower of Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) :

mallow lr

It was taken by regular contributor Nic Cairns on St.Ann’s Community Orchard, where it has grown on part of the site which was cleared in July for construction of a new strawbale building.  The plant is a good coloniser of disturbed ground, and is doing well on the Orchard site, which will be developed as a new (hopefully biodiverse) garden when the building is finished.

Common Mallow is edible, and foragers may be interested in these recipes.  Thanks for Nic for the photo.

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