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Helianthemum  violaceum (Cav.) Pers.   
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FamilyCISTACEAE
Genus species var.Helianthemum  violaceum (Cav.) Pers. 
SynonymsCistus violaceus Cav. (basionym)
 Cistus pilosus L.
 Helianthemum pilosum (L.) Pers.
Territory Southwestern EuropePortugalSpain
grassland and thickets
Description branchlets white tomentose, leaves linear to narrowly oblong, 1-2cm long, more or less revolute and pubescent, abaxially grey, adaxially green, flowers 2cm across in cyme
Size20-30cm
Colorwhite with yellow center
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca+
Typeerect shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Med-Checklist ww2.bgbm.org/mcl
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