Cretan rockrose
Rockrose Rock"rose`, n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster]

{Cretan rockrose}, a related shrub ({Cistus Creticus}), one of the plants yielding the fragrant gum called {ladanum}. [1913 Webster]


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  • cretan rockrose — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a southern European rockrose (Cistus creticus) that is one of the sources of labdanum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rockrose — Rock rose , n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster] {Cretan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cistus Creticus — Rockrose Rock rose , n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Helianthemum Canadense — Rockrose Rock rose , n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Helianthemum vulgare — Rockrose Rock rose , n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladanum — Rockrose Rock rose , n. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus {Helianthemum}, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European {Helianthemum vulgare} and the American frostweed, {Helianthemum Canadense}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cistus incanus L. ssp. creticus (L.) Heywood — Symbol CIINC2 Common Name Cretan rockrose Botanical Family Cistaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Cistus incanus L. ssp. creticus (L.) Heywood — Symbol CIINC2 Common Name Cretan rockrose Botanical Family Cistaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Cistus incanus ssp. creticus — ID 19310 Symbol Key CIINC2 Common Name Cretan rockrose Family Cistaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Subshrub, Shrub Durati …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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