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The Grey-Leaved Cistus (Cistus albidus) is a flowering shrub in the Cistaceae family.

It is native to south-west Europe and north Africa.

The Grey-Leaved Cistus grows to 100 centimetres (39 inches) tall. 

Its leaves are elliptical and about 2-5 centimetres (2 inches) long. They are whitish.

The flowers are arranged in cymes of 1-7 individual flowers about 4-6 centimetres (2 inches) wide. It has 5 petals. 

The flowers are pink to purple with a yellow domed centre.

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.






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