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Common Rock-rose

Helianthemum nummularium

Plant Data

Order:
Malvales
Family:
Cistaceae (Rock-rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Sulphur yellow, 5 petals and 5 sepals.
Fruit:
A light brown ovoid to globular, hairy capsule. Many-seeded, 3 valves. Ripening between July and October. The seeds are smooth, brown and angular, up to 2mm across.
Leaves:
Dark green, narrow to oval, tiny, evergreen leaves. The leaves are arranged in short-stalked opposite pairs along the stems.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Other Names:
Flower of the Sun, Frostweed, Rushrose, Sun Rose.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, meadows, rocks, scrub, seaside.