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Alcea rosea, Hervati, Italy

Observed: 29th June 2008 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plants
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No interactions present.

Species with which Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

Close ups?

Do you have any closeup pictures of, for example, the flowers?

martinjohnbishop's picture

I regret not having taken any

I regret not having taken any other pictures. All I can do is make an enlargement from the existing shot. I imagine it is a garden variety planted along the edge of the roadside in a straight line. Thanks for your help. Martin.

lavateraguy's picture

With the more detailed photograph ...

... I think that it's Alcea, but it's not clear enough for me to be sure. The easy way to distinguish Alcea from Lavatera is to count the bracteoles (3 in Lavatera, 6-9 in Alcea).

Alcea is a horribly complex genus, but, IIRC, you only have to worry about rosea and pallida (biennis) in Italy.