Brief Description: Herbaceous, perennial plant, up to 2 metres high. The whole plant is covered with soft, dense trichone of star-like hairs. Triangular, rhomboid-triangular leaves, simple or slightly tri-lobed, dentate-serrate. Flowers in axillary branches. White or rosy-white petals. The fruit is schizocarp. It bears flowers from June until August. 
Bibliography: Γιαννίτσαρος Α., Καψανάκη-Γκότση Ε. 2003. Χερσαία φυτά και μύκητες. Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα. Cullen J. 1967. Althaea L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 2: 419-420. Edinburgh. Μηλιαράκης Σ. 1910. Τα δημώδη ονόματα των φυτών προσδιοριζόμενα επιστημονικώς υπό Θ. Χέλδράιχ. Αθήναι. 
Particular Features: Plant with pharmaceutical properties. 
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