Alcea rosea

Hollyhock                                                                                                  Δενδρομόλοκα

Malvaceae - mallow family                                                                                        Dicot.


The precise origin of hollyhock (Alcea rosea) is unknown, but it was probably first cultivated in Turkey, but as it spreads easily by seed, it has naturalised throughout the Mediterranean. In Skopelos it is found in the wild close to habitation and was probably introduced as a garden plant. It is a tall attractive plant with pink flowers arranged as a spike, varying in colour from lightest to darkest pink.

Alcea from altheia (αλθαία) the Greek name for the flower, also means cure

rosea - Latin for pink

6-10 cm,  20-40cm,
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