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Connecticut Plants
Marsh Mallow
Althaea officinalis L.

Marsh mallow is native to Europe; it was brought to America as a medicinal plant. The grayish, velvety leaves are a good way to distinguish this from other mallows.

  • Family: mallow (Malvaceae)
  • Habitat: salt marsh
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: Europe
Althaea officinalis L.