Taxon  Report   2155    
Cistus salviifolius  L.
Sage leaf rockrose,  Salvia cistus
Cistus salviifolius
© 2017 Zoya Akulova
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Cistus salviifolius
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Cistus salviifolius
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Cistus salviifolius, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cistus salviifolius
© 2006 Phil Phillips
Genus: Cistus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cistus salvifolius
More information about  Cistus salviifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).