Rock rose



Rock rose has leaves and in soft down protecting it from the summer heat. Its spectacular pink-petalled flowers and their delicate wrinkled look can measure between to 4 to 6 centimetres. These only last a day. They appear in the morning, fall off in the afternoon and are renewed each day!

Nom scientifique

Cistus albidus

When and where can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Maquis scrubland
  • Flowering season: May to June

Did you know?

Rock roses are pyrophytes, i.e. fire encourages them to germinate. Therefore, after a fire they are the first plants to grow again.

Conservation stake


How can I help to protect it?

  • I keep to the trails
  • I look but I don’t touch