Fumana thymifolia

Thyme leaved rock rose                                                            Φουμάνα,θυμαρόφυλη

Cistaceae - rock rose family                                                                                   Dicot.


Found in rocky places amongst other members of the cistus family, Fumana thymifolia, a delicate shrub with bright yellow flowers, is surprisingly tolerant of full sun. Woody at the base, it forms softly curving stems from which the flower buds droop down like tiny lanterns. The yellow flowers are typical of the rock roses (Cystaceae,) having 5 sepals, 5 petals but unusually 2 of the sepals are smaller than the rest. The stamens are in 2 ranks, the outer ones are sterile, this distinguishes Fumana from the similar Helianthemum.


2-3cm 30-120cm                                                     JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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