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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Summer in Brussels - # 4 - 2013

Hollyhocks are flowering plants which are belong to the Genus Alcea in the Plant family Malvaceae to which the Genus Hibiscus also belongs to. It is native to Asia and Europe and has around 60 known species.


Hollyhock, Alcea
 In Japan it is know and aoi (葵) and its leaves are incorporated in the mon (Official Seal) of the Tokugawa Clan.

Hollyhock, Alcea

Hollyhock, Alcea

Hollyhock, Alcea

Hollyhock, Alcea

Hollyhock, Alcea

Hollyhock, Alcea



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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, the pink one looks like one flower in Samoa. It's a laau sosolo plant at the beach...it looks very similar. Thanks for sharing....Rosalina Sapolu.

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  2. I saw one variety near the bridge at Sinamoga.

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