Hollyhock seedling

Hollyhock seedling

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Credit: ADAM HART-DAVIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hollyhock seedling (Alcea rosea) growing through a tiled path. This is possible because plants can widen existing cracks by exerting pressure as they grow. Excessive plant growth, or large tree roots, can cause large amounts of damage to buildings and other structures.

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Keywords: alcea rosea, biological, biology, botanical, botany, crack, damage, damaging, destroying, garden, growing, hollyhock, hydrostatic pressure, nature, one, path, patio, plant, seedling, single, structural, tiled, tiles, weed

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