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Did you know that there is an actual marshmallow plant?

It is called Althaea officinalis. It has white flowers. I always wondered where the name came from.

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jllcali

Asked by jllcali at 10:49 AM on May. 18, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I did know that.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:51 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • i did know that...i think they are native to Africa.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:53 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • It is because before they bloom they look like marshmallows.


     

    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 10:56 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Ewwwwwwwww do we know if it's edible????????????????? How would it be on a Smores? LOL
    Dahis

    Answer by Dahis at 10:57 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • They used to use the sticky stuff in the root to make marshmallows, but the vast majority of marshmallows today do not use genuine marshmallow extract any more
    jllcali

    Comment by jllcali (original poster) at 11:15 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • pretty crazy stuff
    ChanQ

    Answer by ChanQ at 3:16 PM on May. 18, 2011

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