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Rockrose; Jara pringosa

Cistus ladanifer


Cistus ladanifer is a species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae. It is a shrub growing 1-2.5 m tall and wide. The leaves are evergreen, lanceolate, 3–10 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, dark green above and paler underneath. The flowers are 5–8 cm diameter, with 5 papery white petals, usually with a red to maroon spot at the base, surrounding the yellow stamens and pistils. The whole plant is covered with the sticky exudate of fragrant resin called ladano oil.


Holm oak forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap2000! It looks also like popcorn almost exploding.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

so cool! it looks like a plant grew there and someone squeezed a huge blob of whipped cream in the cup!

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 23, 2014
Submitted on May 2, 2014

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