Alcea rosea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMalvaceae
Family (Traditional)Malvaceae
GenusAlcea
Species:Alcea rosea L.
Common NameHollyhock
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 13+; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GU (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Althaea ficifolia Althaea ficifolia (L.) Cav.
Althaea rosea Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Henry (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Madison (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Carter (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MEM, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 1998

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100755071 Henry Kentucky 29 Jun 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
361
EKY
Alcea rosea
31234100540515 Madison Kentucky 03 Jun 1998 Timothy J. Weckman
4016
EKY
Althaea rosea
APSC0081627 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Althaea rosea
APSC0091055 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Alcea rosea
APSC0107398 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Alcea rosea
HTTU010005 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010009 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010006 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010037 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010008 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010007 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010012 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
MTSU014443 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Jun 1981 Teri Coats
40
MTSU
Althaea rosea
MEM009047 Shelby Tennessee 10 Jun 1972 John E. Thompson Jr.
917
MEM
Alcea rosea
31234100755089 Henry Kentucky 29 Jun 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
261
EKY
Alcea rosea
31973000016172 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Alcea rosea
TENN-V-0147223 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Althaea rosea
UCHT019591 Jefferson Tennessee
UCHT
Althaea rosea
UCHT019590 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Althaea rosea
APSC0106521 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Alcea rosea
APSC0081626 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Althaea rosea
APSC0009961 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Althaea rosea
HTTU010010 White Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU021828 Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
HTTU010011 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alcea rosea
MTSU014444 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Jun 1981 James Bonner
45
MTSU
Althaea rosea
ETSU008547 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Althaea rosea
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