Fumana laevipes

Sun rose                                                                                                       Ηλιάνθεμον

Cistaceae - cistus family                                                                                          Dicot.

Fumana laevipes
Sun rose

A plant of dry, stoney places, often growing at the base of rocky, limestone outcrops, where it tolerates high levels of heat and sunlight. The name Fumana comes from the smokey smell emitted when pulled up by the roots. It is similar to F. thymifolia but has fewer flowers held on upright, not drooping stems.

Fumana from Latin = smoke

laevipes  - smooth stalk, from Latin -laevo = smooth + pes = foot

2cm, 10-25cm                                           JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC