Cistaceae . . . . . Rockroses


Choose from:

Helianthemum nummularium
Helianthemum oelandicum
Tuberaria guttata

N.B. Tuberaria generally has spotted petals that drop early in the day, while H. oelandicum has S-shaped styles shorter than stamens, and small fls <15 mm; H. nummularium has larger fls (>15mm)


Helianthemum . . . . . Rockrose


Helianthemum nummularium . . . . . Common Rockrose

Common on basic soils in Br, rare in Ire

Helianthemum oelandicum . . . . . Hoary Rockrose

Local, on limestone; sometimes divided into 3 subspp.: this subsp. pilosella v. locally common in W Ire

This subsp. subsp. incanum local in Lake district, N & S Wa has hairy lvs <10mm

Tuberaria . . . . . Spotted Rockrose


Tuberaria guttata . . . . . Spotted Rockrose

Local in dry sites near the sea esp. in SW Ire, NW Wa and CI