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Rock Rose - introduced (Cistus species)

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Family: Cistaceae.

Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: A conspicuous patch is growing beside the Harcourt-Sedgwick Road, a little south of Ford Road.


The shrub has been identified as Cistus ladanifer. I do not know if this is accurate or not. The patch has probably spread from a garden escape.

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Photos 1: Rock Rose. 2: Growing in the roadside reserve. 3: Fruit and leaves. All: Harcourt-Sedgwick Road.

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