Malva sylvestris, Wood Mallow,
Hebrew: חלמית גדולה, Arabic: خبيزة
|| ||Malva sylvestris L.|
|| ||Wood Mallow, High Mallow|
|| || חלמית גדולה |
|| || خبيزة, Khobbeiza |
|| ||Malvaceae, חלמיתיים|
|| ||60-90 cm; pubescent to glabrescent|
|| ||Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate|
|| ||Raceme, leafy, in fascicles, 1–4 flowers in leaf axils|
|| ||pink, purple, petals, emarginated; 5, 3 or 7, darker veins, the veins often being forked towards their apices|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Schizocarp, segments 10-12, glabrous, reticulate; seeds brown|
|| || February, March, April|
|| ||Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert|
|| || Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|| || Med - Euro-Siberian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Malva, from the Greek word "malache", meaning "mallow" and "malakos", "soft, gentle,", referring to the abundant mucilage in certain species, which softens the skin.
sylvestris, pertaing to woods, growing wild.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- Job 6:6-7
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?
I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.