Alcea rosea, the common hollyhock, (Stokroos in Afrikaans) is an ornamental plant in the family Malvaceae. It was imported into Europe from southwestern China during, or possibly before, the 15th century. William Turner, a herbalist of the time, gave it the name “holyoke” from which the English name derives.
Also Posted as Part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.
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