It is a shrub of 5 to 10 cm tall, not branched. The leaves are 5-10 cm in length and are opposite with three ribs very marked and whitish. The flowers are 5 cm in diameter, pink, and are solitary or in groups of three or four at the end of the branches
It is native to the Mediterranean, especially in the Iberian Peninsula, where it grows on land rich in lime, hot, dry climate.
#2 Oxythyrea funesta feeding on the pollen