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Lavatera trimestris - L.

Common Name Annual mallow
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy areas, mainly by the sea.
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Lavatera trimestris Annual mallow


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lavatera trimestris is a ANNUAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil.

Young leaves - cooked[177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Oil.

The seed contains up to 11.7% oil. It is greenish coloured with an iodine value of 120.9[74]. The uses of this oil are not given, it is exceedingly unlikely to be poisonous and is therefore probably edible[K].

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[200]. A soil that is too rich encourages foliar growth at the expense of flowering[200]. Tolerates maritime exposure[200]. Succeeds in dry soils. Plants are moderately fast-growing[188]. A very ornamental plant[1]. The cut flowers last a long time in water[200]. A good bee plant[74].

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in the spring[200]. Germination should take place within a few weeks.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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