What is the name of this tender pink flower?

Please, help me identify this plant with tender pink flowers, seen in Europe. There are lots of these flowers in Southern France, grown at the borders of the roads. Thank you

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What is the name of this tender pink flower?

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What is the name of this tender pink flower?

Doctor Asked on May 18, 2016 in Flowers.
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    Purple-flowered Rock Rose or Cistus purpureus, commonly known as Orchid rockrose. It is one of the most commonly cultivated varieties of rockrose. The pink flowers, which appear in summer, have petals with a dark blotch towards the centre.

    Vice Professor Answered on May 20, 2016.
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    Rock rose belongs to the Cistus genus. They are perennial shrubs 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. Cistus plants have simple, opposite leaves and 5-petalled, bowl-shaped, white, pink or purplish flowers, each lasting a single day, over a long period in summer.

    Cistus, with its many hybrids and cultivars, is commonly encountered as a garden flower.

    White Rock Rose (Cistus)

    RE: What is the name of this tender pink flower?

    Orchid Rose (Rock Rose) – Interesting mix of colors 🙂

    RE: What is the name of this tender pink flower?

    Vice Professor Answered on May 20, 2016.
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