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Any of various often shrubby plants of the family Cistaceae and especially the genus Cistus, having small roselike yellow, white, or reddish flowers.


(Plants) any of various cistaceous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the Eurasian genera Helianthemum, Tuberaria, and Cistus, cultivated for their yellow-white or reddish roselike flowers



any of various plants of the family Cistaceae, esp. of the genus Cistus, having simple, usu. opposite leaves and flowers sometimes resembling a rose.
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Noun1.rockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowersrockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers
helianthemum, sun rose, sunrose - any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions
2.rockrose - small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
Cistus, genus Cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
Cistus albidus, white-leaved rockrose - compact white pubescent shrub of southwestern Europe having pink flowers
Cistus ladanifer, Cistus ladanum, common gum cistus - shrub having white flowers and viscid stems and leaves yielding a fragrant oleoresin used in perfumes especially as a fixative
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Another, of the spotted rockrose, was made by Doris Alcock, as it is Anglesey's county flower, found in the tiny Porth Diana reserve.
It said in Warwickshire, one road verge has the county's largest population of pyramidal orchids and rockrose, as well as the regionally scarce brown argus butterfly which feeds on the rockrose.
Brookfield Homes, who was just voted #1 New Home Builder in San Diego, has had great success at The Foothills, debuting its eco-savvy neighborhood Rockrose in 2010.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 new apartment units could hit the market in the area in the next three years, led by developers Rockrose Development, Meadow Properties and Heatherwood Communities.
We tucked our sandstone-colored rock under a New Zealand flax, heuchera, and rockrose, then nestled thyme around the front edge.
This is one of the few places in the Northeast where you can still find the Northern harrier and short-eared owl, and plant species such as the bushy rockrose and Saint Andrews' cross," says Karen Beattie, ecologist with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (which has acquired 8,700 acres since its inception in 1963).
That's the clever tactic Rockrose Development Corp.
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