Thursday, July 12, 2012

Flower for the Day 7-12-12


Hollyhock  Alcea. Hollyhocks provide memories of my growing up. The plants grow rapidly  and tall with the buds continuing to appear at the end of the stalk even as the flowers mature. The multiple tiny holes sometimes seen on close examination of the large palmate leaves are made by the mallow flea beetle(Podagrica forsicornis).

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