Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Cistus albidus  
Family Cistaceae
Genus Cistus  [SIS-tus]  Ancient Gr. name for the Rock Rose
Species albidus  [AL-bid-us]  nearly white - of the leaves
Properties shrub
Cistus albidus, the grey-leaved cistus, is a shrubby species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae, with pink to purple flowers, native to south-western Europe and western north Africa.
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