A low evergreen shrub with saucer-shaped flowers, which is grown as an ornamental. Also called rock rose.
- Genus Helianthemum, family Cistaceae
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- Helianthemum tends to be more compact with a stiffer, straighter appearance to the stems.
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modern Latin, from Greek hēlios 'sun' + anthemon 'flower' (because the flowers open in sunlight).
Definition of helianthemum in:
- The US English dictionary