I know, and I feel that way about this and many of our wildflowers. This is one though that is large enough to get people’s attention and they would appreciate them as opposed to some of the tiny ones that everyone ignores.
I’ve always known hollyhocks as a garden plant. They were such a favorite in the midwest, and probably still are. The color of this one’s gorgeous, and the clustering of the blooms seems different from the cultivated forms. We often made hollyhock dolls when I was a kid.
I have hollyhocks again. They didn’t show up the last two summers in any great number. I believe the cultivated are every other year (or so) bloomers. I’m so glad to see them return. These mountain hollyhocks are gorgeous. Your photograph … beautiful. What a soothing color.