Malva sylvestris ssp. Mauretania - Mauritian Mallow
Hardy / perennial / medicinal plant, teas / H. up to 100 cm/ seeds need 20-30 days for germination/ sunny position / well drained soil / blossom colour dark purple / flowering time 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Robust variable perennial with lobed leaves, each usually with a dark basal spot. Dark purple flowers from early summer to autumn. The infusion made from the flowers or leaves is used externally to moisturize and tone the skin and internally to soothe mucous membranes irritated and inflamed by coughs, stomach upsets, and other intestinal problems.