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Re: terms/hollyhock??

Althaea officinalis, found more often in herb than ornamental references, did
indeed originally provide marshmanllow.  It had/has many herbal uses as well. 
However, tried a google search on that too.  The descriptions are always of
Marshmallow Root or Althaea Root; the word 'rhizome' never is paired with
either of these names.  That doesn't mean that it doesn't have rhizomes,
It's not listed in Botanica; as I said, ornamental books often skip it. I'll
try to remember to check both AHS A-Z and Herb Society A-Z when I get home.


On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:29:07 -0500 CBRIAN <CBRIAN@attcanada.ca> wrote:

> Melody
> I suspect we are talking about  a hollyhock
> kissing cousin.
> Try Althaea officinalis common marsh mallow -
> known by all us clean freaks
> :~) for its use in soaps.
> Brian  Zn4a

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