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Helianthemum spp.

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Helianthemum vesicarium - pink


A genus of spreading or bushy evergreen shrubs (and a few herbs) in the Cistaceae family native to parts of the Northern Hemisphere with a centre of diversity in the Mediterranean. There are 73 accepted species in this genus characterised by their papery, saucer-shaped flowers in Spring and Summer. Commonly known as rock rose, they are popular rock garden plants in cultivation and there are numerous cultivars and hybrids available.