Also known as
Common Mallow, Buttonweed, Cheeseplant, Cheeseweed, Dwarf Mallow, Roundleaf Mallow, Cheeses, Running Mallow
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This plant has no fragrance
Small annual that self-seed and is considered a weed in many countries although it is edible and can be grown as an edible crop too. The seed is a good source of protein and fat and thus a balanced energy source, while the young leaves are soft and full of vitamins and minerals. Eat them raw tossed into a salad or blanche to use as a green vegetable.
Common problems with Mallow
Relative problem free
How to harvest Mallow
Pick leaves while young and soft. Harvest seed after flowering.
How to propagate Mallow
Selfseed easily. Catch seed after flowering as the seedpods turn green.
Propagate from cuttings or seed.
Special features of Mallow
Florish in wet areas
Quickly self-seed and establish on open or newly worked soils.
Other uses of Mallow
Young leaves are soft and full of vitamins and minerals.
The seed is a good source of protein and fat.