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Althaea

(al-the'a) [L. althaea, fr Gr. althaia, marshmallow]
A genus of about a dozen perennial herbs native to western Asia and Europe.

Althaea officinalis

See: marshmallow
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The 1,000-yen silver coin, weighing 31.1 grams and 40 mm in diameter, will have a trophy, cherry blossom and rose of Sharon, meant to symbolize each country, on the head with players and the emblem on the back.
With the decision, the Japanese language service came to a halt on the ''Saemaeul'' or New Community express train on Monday, and the service will stop on ''Mugunghwa'' or the Rose of Sharon train, from next Monday, the national railroad said.
On Monday, the railroad announced it would halt Japanese announcements on two types of express trains, including the ''Mugungwha (Rose of Sharon)'' train.
Try to find ones containing the names of her children, such as a Rose of Sharon or perhaps the Royal William rose.
Has: chives, peppermint, lemon balm, oregano, liriope, maple trees, Japanese privet, lilacs, orange day lilies, purple spring violets, forsythia, rose of Sharon, golden raintree (limited), love-in-a-puff vine, hollyhocks, fern spores, purple lady bells, rudbeckia, marigolds, clematis, English ivy, chaste tree, blanket flower, morning glories, willow oak tree, mimosas, bee balms, holly bush, evening primrose, oxalis, lavender, irises, variegated vinca, cosmo, wild flowers, assorted heirloom peppers, tomatoes, hot peppers, muskmelons, honeydews, yellow flesh watermelon, white peach seeds (very limited) and white pumpkins.
The grades are indicated by the number of Rose of Sharon flowers, the national flower of Korea.
They can eat horse chestnuts, white mulberries, willows, elms, black locusts, hibiscuses (including the rose of Sharon), and Russian olives.
Egolf developed varieties of many ornamental shrubs, such as pyracantha, viburnum, crape myrtle, and rose of Sharon. The arboretum has the world's only viburnum and crape myrtle breeding programs.
When in the closing passages of The Grapes of Wrath Rose of Sharon in an act of beatific compassion suckles the starving stranger, her thought isn't that his preferences should count.
The insularity of the Joads--Ma's obsession with family togetherness, son Tom's self-centeredness, and daughter Rose of Sharon's materialism--ultimately gives way to a sense of universal community.
Victorians planted whole hedges of rose of Sharon, and Depression-era women pinned the flowers in their hair.
Among those devoted to religion may be mentioned The Religious Souvenir for the years 1833 to 1839, The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual for the years 1838 to 1840 and 1847 to 1849, The Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days of 1844 to 1849, and, the longest-lived of all the annuals, The Rose of Sharon: A Religious Souvenir for the years 1840 to 1857.