Taxon  Report   166 
Alcea rosea  L.
Holly hock,  Hollyhock
Alcea rosea
© 2015 Neal Kramer
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Alcea rosea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Alcea rosea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Alcea rosea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Alcea rosea
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Alcea
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Alcea ficifolia
PLANTS: Althaea rosea
More information about  Alcea rosea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

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