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Hollyhocks are edible

Medicinal And Ornamental: The Wonders Of Hollyhock Flowers

Hollyhock, also known as Alcea rosea, is an erect, herbaceous, biennial flowering plant in the Malvaceae family. It is thought to have originated from South-Western China and is native to Europe and Asia. Since the 15th century, the plant has been cultivated in Europe for its health-enhancing benefits plus its beautiful, attention-grabbing purple to pink flowers. Today, alcea rosea's medicinal uses and its aesthetic appeal have seen it naturalized in many regions of the world with temperate climates. Continue reading [...]