Taxonomy

Althaea officinalis | Marsh-mallow | Leamhach

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Nationally scarce

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Damp places, usually near houses

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Probably originally introduced as a medicinal plant. 'Althea' derives from the Greek word 'althainein', meaning

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