Greek kneoron, an evergreen shrub.
Evergreen shrubs. Leaves alternate, narrow, grey-green, leathery; stipules absent. Flowers bisexual, regular, solitary or in few-flowered, flat-topped clusters in the axils of the terminal leaves, or occasionally from the stalks, yellow; late spring to early summer. Sepals, petals and stamens mostly 3, rarely 4, with an elongated receptacle.Ovary inferior. Carpels 3–4, united, with 2 ovules in each chamber. Fruit a schizocarp of 3–4 roundish segments, each with 2 seeds.
Grown for the foliage, interesting flowers and fruits.
C. tricoccon is used locally as a rouge and the leaves and fruits as a purgative.
Distinctive flower shapes; foliage with a parsley aroma.
2 species from the W Mediterranean and Canary Islands.
Source: (2002). Cneoraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.