Sunday, January 15, 2006


An almond blossom:

Almond blossom

Mallow blossoms (mallow is also called hubeiza or lehem aravit—“Arab bread”):

Mallow blossom

Below are mallow seed pods. This edible, nutritious plant was one of several that provided vital nourishment for the inhabitants of Jerusalem during the siege of 1947–1948.

Mallow leaves and seed pods

For those who are interested, here is more information about our wonderful mallow plants (and a recipe, too!) courtesy of Henriette’s Herbal Homepage.

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