Hollyhock - Alcea rosea
Tall, rather bristly plant up to 3 metres in height. Leaves large (to 30 cm) rounded heart-shape in outline, usually 5 to 7 lobed, coarsely toothed, long stalked. Flowers generally pink or white, large 60 to 80 mm in long, leafy, slender racemes.
Usually found as an escape from cultivation. Occurring on roadside verges and waste places, often close to habitation.
Flowers July to September.
Widespread in England as an escape from cultivation.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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