Taxon: Alcea rosea L.

 
Genus: Alcea
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Malvoideae
      Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 2170
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:687. 1753
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2015
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 73 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin unknown

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

References:

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image