Cistus monspeliensis L., Sp. Pl.: 524 (1753) (syn: Cistus affinis Bertol. ex Guss. ; Cistus collinus Salisb. ; Cistus feredjensis Batt. ; Cistus monspeliensis subsp. affinis (Bertol.) Sennen ; Cistus monspeliensis proles affinis (Bertol.) Rouy & Foucaud ; Cistus monspeliensis var. affinis (Bertol.) P.Fourn. ; Cistus monspeliensis f. affinis (Bertol.) Rouy & Foucaud ; Cistus monspeliensis f. albiflorus Briq. ; Cistus monspeliensis subsp. canariensis Rivas Mart., Martín Osorio & Wildpret ; Cistus monspeliensis var. densifolius Sennen ; Cistus monspeliensis var. feredjensis (Batt.) Batt. ; Cistus monspeliensis f. flavescens Briq. ; Cistus monspeliensis var. flavescens Briq. ; Cistus monspeliensis var. major Rouy & Foucaud ; Cistus monspeliensis var. minor Willk. ; Cistus monspeliensis var. parviflorus Sennen ; Cistus monspeliensis f. typicus Dans.; Cistus monspeliensis var. vulgaris Willk. ; Cistus oleifolius Mill. ; Cistus valentinus Pourr. ex Nyman; Stephanocarpus monspeliensis (L.) Spach);
Macaronesia, Medit.: Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Madeira, Morocco, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia as per POWO;

SK 3470 10 May 2022:

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Altitude: 60 m.
Date: 03 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated
Rosaceae …???

Cistus sp.

Pl. check

In UK there are many different Cistus.
Size of plant, time of flowering come into the equation.

I cannot take id any further.
Above my pay grade.
BUT…according to RHS … Cistus-x-skanbergii has pink flowers.
The common name is dwarf pink rockrose!
The expert in UK and holding the Plant Heritage /National collection is Prof Peter Warren in Gloucester.

I think this will be Cistus monspeliensis Linn. as per images at


Cistus monspeliensis from San Francisco Botanical Garden-GS07022019-2: 3 high res. images.
Cistus monspeliensis Linn., Montpellier Cistus, Native of Europe grown in San Francisco Botanical Garden, California, clicked on June 2, 2019.

Yes, appears close as per images at




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