TG1923 : Musk mallow (Malva moschata)

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Musk mallow (Malva moschata)
Musk mallow (Malva moschata)
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The musk mallow is a close relative of the hollyhock and can be found growing in pastures, on hedgebanks and roadside verges, especially on rich soils. The flowers come in a range of pink shades and exude a pleasant musky fragrance. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and are said to have a mild and pleasant flavour. A tea can be made from leaves, flowers and roots. The plant has also a long tradition as a medicinal herb. The leaves and flowers are the main parts used, with their demulcent properties making them valuable as a poultice for bruise, inflammations, insect bites etc, or taken internally in the treatment of respiratory system diseases or inflammation of the digestive or urinary systems.

Cream, yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the plant and the seed heads. A fibre obtained from the stems is used for cordage, textiles and paper making.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1902 2353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8962N 1:14.6943E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1901 2351
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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