Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Hollyhock at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Documented growing wild in GA NC -
Look for it on roadsides, in dumps (frequently cultivated, less commonly escaped or persistent), per Weakley's Flora
5 petals (occasionally more)
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
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