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Alcea Hollyhock

Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae. They are native to Asia and Europe.

Hollyhocks are popular garden ornamental plants. They are easily grown from seed. Breeds with red flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

The stems of hollyhocks can be used as firewood, and the roots have been used medicinally.


Alcea, comumente conhecido como hollyhocks, é um género de cerca de 60 espécies de plantas pertencente à família Malvaceae. Eles são nativos para a Europa e Ásia.

Os hollyhocks são populares plantas ornamentais de jardim. Eles são facilmente cultivados a partir de sementes. Raças com flores vermelhas atraem beija-flores e borboletas.

As hastes de hollyhocks podem ser usadas como lenha, e as raízes tem sido utilizadas medicinalmente.




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