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Cistus monspeliensis

Le ciste de Montpellier
Narrow-leaved Cistus

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

50 cm

Description

This Cistus is usually found on acid soil, it grows along the coast and inland on the Plaine des Maures.

All parts of the plant produce a sticky resin.

Flowers

The flowers are 5-petalled, pure white with a yellow blotch at the base of each petal.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Opposite and stalkless, 5 cm long; pointed, wrinkly, hairy, glandular and sticky.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 10 compartments.

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