Stepping back in time to wander pretty streets
A familiar sweet snack
They belong to the Malvaceae family which includes the ornamental hollyhock plant, the hibiscus tea plant and marsh mallow, where the worlds favourite camp fire treat marshmallows comes from.
Mallows grows all over the world and there are naturalised species on every continent. On most continents they are regarded as a weed but Hollyhock has managed to make its way into our gardens as a prized flower which is often forgotten about as an edible.