Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Alcea biennis

Guimauve pȃle
Biennial Hollyhock

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

50-60 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

60-200 cm

Description

Also referred to as Alcea pallida. In France it only grows in the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var. It is a protected plant.

The bracts are almost as long as the bud.

The plant grows in fields or at the side of the road.

Flowers

Flowers in a solitary raceme. It differs from other Alcea plants by its pale pink colour with a yellowish centre.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped with softly rounded lobes.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry disk containing seeds that split into single seeded parts when ripe.

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