Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Edible Mallows

 Malva sylvestris
 Hibiscus radiata
Hibiscus shrub

This new pursuit of them reminds of how useful they are.....Okra, Abelmoschus esculenta, is very closely related to Manihot, Abelmoschus manihot. Add to them the various kenafs plus the tangy hibiscus like H. radiata, H. acetosella,  and H. sabdariffa plus Malva sylvestris and Malva neglectis and Hollyhocks, the edible raw petals and cooked young leaves of the tropical shrub hibiscus and one can see their role in the human diet in many differing climates.

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