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Cistus albidus

Ciste cotonneux
Grey-leaved Cistus

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

60 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

50-100 cm

Description

Evergreen. The leaves are densely covered in white hairs, hence the name ‘albidus’, meaning white.

Grows on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The slightly crinkly flowers are cerise-pink with bright yellow stamens. They tend to drop their petals by late afternoon, after the heat of the day.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, velvety-grey, opposite on the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: dry, numerous seeds.

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