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Mallow wild flowers Unmatched beauty

Posted on Jun 27, 2006

There are many varieties of Mallow wild flowers. Mallow Rose is the most common one. Others varieties include Marsh Mallow, Desert Mallow.

Mallow rose or Swamp Rose- mallow grows well in saline conditions, riversides, brackish marshes and lake shores. Its botanical name is Hibiscus Moscheutos. It is found from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico. Its growth can also extend till Louisiana in the west. It starts flowering in the month of August and flowers till September. The plant is known for its clear, big rose pink colored flowers though white flowers with red center can also be found.  The flowers can be four to seven inches in width. The plant is stout, with a perennial root and can be up to seven feet in length. The size of their leaves can be anywhere in between three and seven inches. The leaves are egg shaped and tapered. On their underside, there’s a white down which is dense.

These magnificent flowers make the travelers spellbound with their beauty.  They grow in marshes. It grows well in moist and well-enriched soil. They can easily grow at home though they require a lot of salt and water for their growth. The garden receives average water from showers etc but these flowers grow rapidly in such conditions also. To have them at home, one can dig up some roots and transport these plants to their home. However before digging it up one must not forget to wear rubber boots as the place where they grow is quite slippery. Spade provides some support.

Its decorative splendor is unmatched among the bushes and only hollyhock which is one of its cousins can match it. Rose mallow’s beauty is unparallel it can only be eclipsed by the Rose of China or Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis. This flower has a scarlet colored corolla which stains black. Rose of China is used for different purposes in different countries. Married Chinese women used this flower for discoloring their teeth while people used it for shoe polish in the West Indies.

Marsh Mallow whose botanical name is Althaea officinalis produces small pink colored flowers. Wymote is it’s another name. The flowers measure one and a half inches in length. The flower can be found in the salty marshes that extend from Massachusetts coast to New York. It is a thick plant which can be up to four feet in height. The plant grows in swamps and it is very important for it to have open pores. Its pores clog due to the moisture which arises from its wet retreats; to prevent this, the plant is covered with velvety down. This leafy plant has thick roots which have medicinal value.

There’s another variety known as the Desert Mallow. It grows in hot places like Southern New Mexico, Arizona and in some regions of Texas. The plant has peach colored flowers and these small flowers thrive well in the hot conditions!

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