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Bristly Hollyhock
Malvaceae
Althaea setosa


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Malvaceae Family

Althaea Genus

Location

Found in Utah.

Physical Description
Common in Israel. Found in Utah.




Bristly Hollyhock, Althaea setosa - YouTube.com

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Malvaceae
Malvales
Malvales
Order of Mallows
Eumalvids
Real Mallows
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

AKA: Alcea Setosa

Notice how the seedpods look just like the Mallow plant's seed pods, only bigger. They are both members of Malvaceae.

Althea comes from Greek meaning "to cure".

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a house in 1921 in LA called Hollyhock House for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall.
The traditional recipe to make marshmallows used an extract from the mucilaginous root of the marshmallow plant, the Althaea officinalis, instead of gelatin.
The Arabic word halwa is a generic term for candy, The root word is also the basis for the Arabic words for "good" (hala') and "very sweet" (hali).




Bristly Hollyhock
Bristly Hollyhock - October 12, 2009



Bristly Hollyhock
Bristly Hollyhock - September 11, 2009



Bristly Hollyhock
Bristly Hollyhock - September 11, 2009



Hollyhock Seeds
Hollyhock Seeds August 12, 2009



7 Foot tall Hollyhock Blooms
Hollyhock Blooms - August 12, 2009

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