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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls