Usually it is found cultivated as ornamental plant (since very long ago). It has pharmaceutical properties. Flowers have light pink to purple.

Scientific Name: Althea pallida (There is also Althea rosea that is cultivated in gardens)

Family: Malvaceae

Kythera Name: Dentromolocha, Molocha

Name in other places of Greece:
 Dentromolocha, Molocha

Collection: It is in wet areas. Its flowers are collected in early summer. When its blooming period ends, from August to September, leaves are collected.

Properties: Antitussive, it fights bronchitis. It is also healing. Its fresh leaves fight skin irritations and burns. Roots help to the treatment of dysentery, nephritis, cystitis and gastritis.