Cistus parviflorus Lam., 1786
Common names: Small flowered cistus, Small flowered rockrose [En], Ciste à petites fleurs [Fr], Kleinbloemig zonneroosje [Nl], Cisto a fiori piccoli [It], Κίστος ο μικρανθής [Gr], Küçük çiçekli laden [Tu]
Arkasa, KARPATHOS ● Greece
Description: Shrub to approximately 1 meter, smaller and more compact than C. creticus. The cup-shaped and pink flowers do not exceed 3 cm in diameter and grow in cymes up to 6 flowers. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. They are greyish green and ovate.
Biology: Flowering from March to May.
Habitat: garrigue, phrygana and woodland.
Distribution: East Mediterranean; Sicily, Malta, Greece including Crete, Cyprus, Turkey and Libya.
Hortipedia, Cistus parviflorus