Common Name: Hollyhock
Scientific Name: Alcea rosea
Nepali Name: Gurbo, Chitra Seavati ( गुर्वो, चित्र सेवती )
Size: 1.5m to 2.5m
Location: Manang, Nepal
Generally found in elevation ranging from 1100m to 2600m, Hollyhock is not a native species for Nepal.
A very distinctive plant when it blooms with flowers ranging from 5cm to 12cm depending on care given which also dictates the height which can reach about 2.5m.
The leaves are large, heart-shaped, and grow mostly in clumps at the bast of the plant. The stems are densely hirsute (hairy) and their funnel-shaped flowers grow on long spikes. The flower colors range from dark red to orange, yellow, white, and various shades of pink including rose-pink depending on the soil type.
Please feel free to comment below if the above species has been misidentified.
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