estepa-blanca_1The white rock rose has pink flowers, but the leaves are light green. It can only be mistaken for Cistus incanus, which in the Balearics lives exclusively in Menorca, however the latter has dark green leaves with a petiole; all the other rock roses have white flowers.





Cistus albidus L.

Family: Cistaceae.
Genus: Cistus.
Catalan common name: Estepa d´escurar. Estèpera blanca.
Spanish common name: Estepa blanca. Estepa fina. Jaguarzo blanco.
Flowering time: Abril, May, June.
Habitat: Pine and scrub on carbonate substrates.