Halimium (Dunal) Spach

Greek halimos—of the sea.

Species occasionally available include the southern European species H. atriplicifolium (Lam.) Spach, a shrub to 2 m tall with white-hairy sepals; H. commutatum Pau. a low shrub less than 0.5 m tall with unspotted petals and hairless sepals; and H. halimiifolium (L.) Willk. &Lange which is a shrub to 1 m tall with 5 scaly sepals.

Seed, division, softwood cuttings.

Flower petals mostly yellow; fruit capsule with 3 valves; sepals 3-5; style short and straight.

McMillan Browse (1993).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Cistaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Cistaceae
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