Althoea Ro'Sea, Hollyhock. Levant. Petals used; formerly cultivated in gardens. Flowers (Flores Malvoe Arboreoe) 7.5-12.5 Cm. (3-50 broad, nearly sessile, composed of a tomentose calyx and 5 purple petals.
Fig. 257. - Althaea: transverse section, magnified 2 diam.
Fig. 258. - Malva sylvestris: showing' flowers, leaves, and fruit.
2. Mal'va sylves'tris, High Mallow, M. vulga'ris, Common Mallow, and M. rotundifo'lia, Low (Running) Mallow. - The flowers are rose-red, purple, or whitish, but when dried bluish, green with ammonia, red with acids, slight odor; sweetish, mucilaginous taste.
3. Abu'tilon and Hibis'cus species have similar medicinal properties, and may be used satisfactorily one for the other.