Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Hollyhock - Alcea rosea   L.
Members of Malvaceae:
Only member of Alcea in NC.
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DistributionScattered in 5 counties in the Mountains and lower Piedmont.

Native of China, in N.A. throughout the U.S. and southeastern Canada.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadsides, railroad R-O-W, dump.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-September.
IdentificationThe Hollyhock is a familiar garden plant, growing bolt upright to 6 feet or more, and with large, showy, flowers that vary from white to pink to deep purple.
Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is Althaea rosea Cavanilles.

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