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Related to rose mallow: rose of Sharon, Lavatera
Any of several hibiscuses having large pink or white flowers, especially Hibiscus moscheutos, native to eastern North American wetlands and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
1. (Plants) Also called (US and Canadian): marsh mallow any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus Hibiscus, such as H. moscheutos, of E North America, having pink or white flowers and downy leaves
2. (Plants) US another name for the hollyhock
any of several plants of the genus Hibiscus, of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers.
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|Noun||1.||rose mallow - showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers|
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
|2.||rose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock|
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
hollyhock - any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers