Usually it is found cultivated as ornamental plant (since very long ago). It has pharmaceutical properties. Flowers have light pink to purple.
(There is also Althea rosea that is cultivated in gardens)
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It is in wet areas. Its flowers are collected in early summer. When its blooming period ends, from August to September, leaves are collected.
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.