Cistus salvifolius

 

 

 

Cistus salvifolius - click to enlarge

Cistus salvifolius

Cistus salvifolius - click to enlarge

Cistus salvifolius

Cistus salvifolius - click to enlarge

Cistus salvifolius

Cistus parviflorus (left) and Cistus salvifolius (right) - click to enlarge

Cistus parviflorus (left) and Cistus salvifolius (right)

Cistus salvifolius is one of the commonest white flowers in Crete. It is widespread in woodland, garigue and phrygana up to 900 m and flowers from March to June. It can grow into a substantial size shrub, over 1 m tall and 2 m across. The white flowers are smaller than Cistus creticus.

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