Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Cistus salvifolius

Family: Cistaceae

Common names: ROCK ROSE, SUN ROSE

Native to: Southern Europe


Type: shrub

Form: mounding

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 2 feet

Max width: 6.6 feet


secondary color present, white/off white




Plant features: evergreen, growth rate fast

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: ground cover

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: tolerates poor

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: drought tolerant, dry

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