*Althaea officinalis Linnaeus. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Marshes. Dist: Native of Europe.
Origin/Endemic status: Europe
Other Comments: The roots of this plant were the original source of the mucilaginous paste used to make marshmallows (which are now made with a synthetic mucilage).
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA6, G, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va; = n/a – RAB