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Cistus salviifolius


Cistus salviifolius

(Sageleaf rockrose)


Botanical info: 

Sageleaf rockrose is an evergreen shrub growing from 30 to 60 cm tall, with hairy twigs and resinous hairy grey-green leaves. Its flowering from late spring  to late summer. It grows naturally in disturbed ground, maquis, phrygana, and roadsides. It is a native of the Mediterranean region.  


Hippocratic legacy: 

    a. In Diseases of Women 1: 

        a. A cleaning solution is prepared by mixing sageleaf rockrose with Greek sage and boiling in water. 


Other uses: 

Sageleaf rockrose cultivated in the nursery industry, and grown in gardens and public landscapes, often for its drought-tolerant and pollinator habitat attributes.


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