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Common Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. | License: PD USDA NRCS
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Original uploader was Jeffdelonge at fr.wikipedia | Originally from fr.wikipedia; description page is/was here. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Original uploader was Jeffdelonge at fr.wikipedia | Originally from fr.wikipedia; description page is/was here. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Original uploader was Jeffdelonge at fr.wikipedia | Originally from fr.wikipedia; description page is/was here. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Bernd Haynold | selbst fotografiert - own picture | License: CC-BY-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: Franz Eugen Köhler, in Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen | List of Koehler Imag... | License: PD Old
  • Common Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) http://www.sagebud.com/common-marshmallow-althaea-officinalis
    Credit: böhringer friedrich | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
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Althaea Officinalis, or more commonly know as Common Marshmallow, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Althaea. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Althaea Officinalis or Common Marshmallow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Althaea
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(NI) 3(NI) 4(NI)




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