They are always evergreen, shrubby, woody plants. The flowers are regular, hermaphrodite and with five large, often wrinkled petals that easily fall from the flower. Its numerous stamens produce a large amount of pollen, which attracts many insects such as bees that produce rockrose honey. They are part of the garrigue and undergrowth of naturally clear forests, such as cork oaks, under a Mediterranean or sub-Mediterranean climate.

Scientific name Cistus Ladanifer
Formation to which it belongs Cistus