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  • A wayside weed with a thousand uses
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    A wayside weed with a thousand uses

    One of the first signs of life in spring is a magical, overlooked wild plant called mallow that grows in yards and waysides everywhere. Its better known cousins in the Malvaceae family include okra, cotton, cacao and marshmallow – the namesake for the sugar ball, which was originally made using the sap from the plant’s roots.

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