Alcea setosa

Scientific NameAlcea setosa
SynonymsAlcea aegyptiaca, Alcea pontica, Althea aegyptiaca, Althea pontica, Althaea setosa
English Namebristly hollyhock
French NameAlcee a soie
Arabic Name
Description0.6 to 3 m tall. Simple hairy stem. leaves alternate, hairy, heart-shaped, 5-7 lobed. Pink flowers.
Flowering Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Habitatshrublands, hills and rocky places
Life FormAnnual
Altitude Range0 - 1200 m a.s.l
LocationsBeirut, Saida, Baalbeck
NotesThe dried flowers are used as decoction for pneumonia, as gargle for tooth abscesses or as a treatme