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Related to Alcea: Alcea rosea, Aruncus, Althaea rosea
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Noun1.Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocksAlcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
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
Alcea rosea, Althea rosea, rose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
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Seche Environnement's Alcea project was selected because of its quality technical, financial and environmental engineering.
The genus Alcea, a member of Malvaceae family consists of approximately 75 species worldwide distributing mainly in South-West Asia.
There are 60 species but the main garden favourite, thought to have some rust resistance, is Alcea rosea , also known as Althaea rosea, with flowers of purple, pink, red, white or yellow on long stems.
HOLLYHOCKS or Alcea rosea comes in a wide range of forms, with double and single flowers in a variety of colours.
99), which profiles some 35 plants any gardener would be proud to grow, from alcea, the hollyhock, to zantedeschia, the arum lily.
All hollyhock varieties are prone to attack, but there is one particularly resistant species - alcea rugosa.