Musk Mallow

Scientific Name: 
Abelmoschus moschatus
Family Name: 
Malvaceae
Place of Origin: 
India
Plant Description: 
Musk Mallow is a small shrub that suffers from foliage die back during dry weather, but comes back with the rain. Lots of really stunning red flowers, but they only last a day!
Plant Height: 
2m
Plant Width: 
1m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Perfume
Of Interest: 
The seeds of Musk Mallow smell like... musk of course! Leaves and shoots and tuberous roots can be eaten cooked or raw. Musk Mallow has also been used in Ayurveda herbal medicine
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Climate: 
Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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