Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) flowers abundantly throughout the Summer months, providing a vibrant nectar source alongside verges, hedgerows, wastelands and meadows.
It is a highly nutritious plant thought to have been brought to Britain by the Romans who admired its edible and medicinal qualities. The leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible and rich in vitamins and minerals.
The vibrancy of Mallow flowers always draw me in and spending just a few moments by her side guarantees a sight of a busy bee foraging its nectar.
Mallow is a cooling, soothing plant associated with the moon and an important ingredient in our Moon Incense Blend.
We would love to hear how you like to work with Mallow, if at all. She seems especially abundant this year in the East of England!