Calflora
Taxon  Report   2155    
Cistus salviifolius  L.
Sage leaf rockrose,  Salvia cistus
Cistus salviifolius
© 2018 Paul Excoffier
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cistus salviifolius
© 2014 Robert Sikora
Cistus salviifolius
© 2014 Robert Sikora
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
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: CISTACEAE  
Genus: Cistus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cistus salvifolius
More information about  Cistus salviifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CISA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).