Mallow is a biennial perennial plant endemic to all of Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. A wildflower, highly resistant to drought, it grows randomly on fallow ground, along roadsides and at the edges of croplands and orchards. Seen from June to September, its flowers, which can vary in color from pale pink to purple, have vertical veins in a darker shade than the rest of the petals. The aerial blooming part of the plant, or only the flower, can be used and is edible. The flowers are picked manually one by one.