Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Home Sweet Home (Hello) 10

August 11, 2016

Made another foray to Rock Pond and Wildflower Hill early Monday evening. These are Marsh Mallows (Althaea officinalis) growing around the rim of the pond. And, yes, they are related to the marshmallows that you roast over a campfire. To quote Wikipedia: “A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today’s marshmallow treat.” The second photo is a detail of the first.

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08082016 Kendal at Oberlin-2-2

4 responses

  1. Susan Egloff

    Love those mallows!


    August 11, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    • Me, too, Susan. Especially when the sun shines through them. Out here we have them in white and two shades of pink. Thanks for writing.


      August 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM

  2. I love this old-fashioned plant, too – but I didn’t know the food was related! Thanks for that bit!


    August 21, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    • I learned the name of the plant and its relationship with s’mores all at once from my botanist boyfriend, now husband.


      August 21, 2016 at 4:41 PM

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