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When my children were young, our family knew mallows as “cheeses” because their seeds come in a fun little package similar to a cheese wheel. The seeds are edible, so we used to hunt them down and have fun opening up the little wheels and crunching on the nutty little seeds. They are tiny, so this was more for fun than for nutrition. Common Mallow, Malva sylvestris, has one of the broadest geographical ranges of all mallows, and is also heavily researched for its medicinal properties. Many cultivars of mallow are also available for your gardening pleasure.

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Encyclopedia of Life
Nature Gate
SEINet — Arizona Chapter
Permaculture – UK

Borage is such a popular herb and wildflower that it has its botanical family named after it — Boraginaceae (about 2000 species)!

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Click the links above for Wikipedia, click the pic for the best online article, or click below for more info on this beloved herb!

A Modern Herbal
Plants for a Future
Illinois Wildflowers (great pics!)
Seedaholic (lots on cultivation)