common marsh mallow
Etymology: Althaea: from the Greek althaino, "to cure," from the use of some species as medicines
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Purple Sage - Ethnobotanical Information: Detailed usage, preparation, and other helpful information Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"