Plant with soft small leaves and pink flowers identification
I would like to find a scientific and a common name of this plant I saw in the mountains in Spain. I saw so many nice plants during my travel through Mediterranean basin. This wildflower has soft light green leaves. The leaves are quite small and seemed like sage leaves. The plant looks like it can be a good ground cover. It is short. The flowers are pink with five petals and a yellow center.
This plant was blooming in June.
Hope someone will be able to help me with this plant identification. Thank you.
Here are the photos of this plant I need to find the name of
This plant looks like Cistus incanus, known also by the English name hoary rock-rose. It is a hybrid between Cistus albidus and Cistus crispus.
Cistus × incanus is a shrubby plant, to about 1 m (3 ft) tall, with grey-green leaves and pink to purple flowers.
By the way, Cistus incanus is traditionally used for cold, flu, respiratory tract infections.
Cistus is a genus of flowering plants in the rockrose family Cistaceae. These perennial shrubs are found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands.
We had a question about another Cistus species Cistus purpureus here.
Cistus is easily recognized by the crinkled-looking petals.