Malva preissiana (Native Hollyhock)
Malva preissiana (labelled as 'Lavatera plebeia', cultivated) as Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia
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NATIVE HOLLYHOCK FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Native Hollyhock is a member of the Malvaceae family. It is an open upright perennial shrub. The leaves are broadly ovate, up to 20 cm long with five to seven lobes. The leaf lobes are broad with toothed margins. Both surfaces of the leaves are hairy. The flowers are pink lilac or white and grow in clusters up to 25 cm long. It flowers from August to March.
Rocky islands, stony plains, valley floors, road verges.
New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia
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