Common Name: Seashore Mallow
Seashore mallow is a herbaceous perennial plant growing 60 - 120cm tall[
]. The stems can become somewhat woody, at least at the base[
The plant has been recommended as a potential new seed crop for saline soils[
Caribbean - Cuba; Southeastern N. America - Texas to Florida, north to New York.
Marshes and wet hammocks, mainly along the coast[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of mainly temperate to subtropical areas, just entering into the tropics in Cuba. Plants can tolerate temperatures down to -15°c[
Requires a sunny position. Succeeds in well-drained soils so long as it is irrigated, otherwise it prefers growing in wetter soils[
]. Plants can tolerate 2 - 2.5% salinity during growth[
Seed - cooked[
]. The hulled seeds somewhat resemble millet (Panicum spp.), containing 32% protein and 22% oil[
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