It is a small aromatic shrub growing
to 1.5m tall. Its leaves are light green with slightly toothed edge. Flowers
are large, pale-pink with violet veins.
preparation methods and palatability
Flowers are edible. The whole flower
is plucked from a branch and eaten fresh as it is. The flower has a very
pleasant sweet taste a bit like honey. Farmers and other experienced people
state that when eating this flower your stomach will get filled up that
it make an ideal foodstuff for long journeys on foot. No side effects were
mentioned concerning the flower's palatability.
Grows in the midlands. Some farmers
have semi-domesticated or domesticated the species on their farms.
Dibla Seat Kebele, Ganta Afesum Woreda
The leaves are used as a broom to
clean the threshing area and to collect manure. They can also be used for
fuel and as roofing material for houses.