Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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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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