Marsh mallow

Title Info
Common name Marsh Mallow
Scientific name Althaea officinalis
Taxonomic group Malvaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Root crops

Marsh mallow. Marshmallows were originally made from a decoction of the root of this plant plus several other ingredients. Today, commercial marshmallows do not contain any Althaea officinalis.