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'The roots do chiefly serve in physic, which being taken with wine or water, do cure the dysentery or bloudy flux, stop a lask, and knit those that are burst inwardly upon some violent strain or convulsion'. [Pliny, 70 AD]
Pliny Secundus (1634) Natural Historie , trans by Philemon Holland, Book 2: p.272

Alcea rosea L.

Genus: Alcea
Species: rosea L.
Common names: Holly hock
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Bimalva
Distribution summary: probable origin Asia
Habit: Biennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Sunny, dry, rocky hills
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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