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Althea officinalis

Althea officinalis
著作權:philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
相機:Olympus OM D EM1, Zuiko 50-200mm - 1:2.8-3.5
Exposure:f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
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提交日期:2016-12-08 16:44
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Althea officinalis(Linn矇, 1753)

This is the common marshmallow, a perennial plant often found in temporary waterlogged areas of Europe and Northern America. It is very well known for its mucilage (mainly coming from the root system) from which, in the past, a jelly-like substance was prepared for pastry and marshmallow. Mucilage is also used in combination with eggs whites and sugar to prepare a delicious foamy meringue.

Phyllogenetic classification

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A few information on the plant

Characters of the Malvales are:

Palmate venation of the leaves (generally, three principal veins from the bases of the leaves)
Mucilage canals inside the tissues
Presence of hairs on the vegetative part of the plant
Stipules at the bases of the leaves
Presence of a an epicalyx
Calyx of five attached sepals
Corolla of five petals pink to white
Attached stamina in a column through which the pistil emerges.

The plant can reach up to two meters of height (usually one ton one five). The plant is perennial through its root system which carries buds for the regeneration of the plant.

The plant is often used in medicine: its mucilage is emollient, laxative and appetite stimulating. It is also used in the pastry.

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To Ishi: Thank youamanengone 1 12-10 18:00

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
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Beautiful species. Lovely capture.

Thank you also for the interesting note, Phillippe,

Have a pleasant weekend,


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