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Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium Family: Cistaceae
Helianthemum nummularium     *     Common Rock-rose

Flowering time: May - September. Perennial

Habitat: Can be locally frequent on short calcareous grassland, among rocks and on cliffs.

A creeping, +/- prostrate plant. Woody branches with oval, untoothed leaves that are white-woolly on the undersides. Crinkled buds open to bright yellow flowers on downy stems. Height 5-30cm


Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium       Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium

Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium
Studland, Dorset. August 2007

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