(Alcea rosea 'nigra')
Black Hollyhock is an introduced biennial/short-lived perennial flower native to Turkey that grows throughout the United States. Once fully mature, this plant can grow up to 36-60 inches tall. It boasts hairy green stems, as well as compound green leaves that measure 3-6 inches. Additionally, it produces striking dark chocolate/black flowers that are around 3-6 inches in size. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds, is resistant to rabbits, is both edible and medicinal, and is used as a cut flower!