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Althaea officinalis L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Althaea Cav. (タチアオイ)
Usubeni-tachi-aoi (ウスベニタチアオイ, 薄紅立葵), marsh mallow

→ marshmallow was originally made of the rhizomes

Biroudo-aoi (ビロードアオイ, 天鵞絨葵)
Lifeform: tall perennial forb ≈ 1-2 m tall
Origin: western and central Asia - eastern Europe

imported to Japan in Meiji Era (M19)

Habitat: salt marshes, damp meadows, river banks. etc. in the original regions
Anther: red violet
Use: gardening, ornamental herb, medicine
Discarded varieties:
ssp. micrantha Dostal
ssp. pseudoarmeniaca (Polg.) Karpati ex Soo

Althaea rosea in Hokkaido

ST01 ST02 ST03
[1-3] under a street tree at N11/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on August 5 2016.