Nikon D300 ~ 105mm Nikon lens
f16 ~ 1/200s ~ ISO 200
Taken in my backyard in Winlock, Washington (US)
104 views as of 6-22-13
Rock Rose ~ Cistaceae
Just one of my little garden shrubs….
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The Cistaceae are a small family of plants (rock-rose or rock rose family) known for their beautiful shrubs, which are profusely covered by flowers at the time of blossom. This family consists of about 170-200 species in eight genera, distributed primarily in the temperate areas of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also found in North America; a limited number of species are found in South America. Most Cistaceae are subshrubs and low shrubs, and some are herbaceous. They prefer dry and sunny habitats. Cistaceae grow well on poor soils, and many of them are cultivated in gardens.