sun rose

sun rose

noun
any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions [syn: helianthemum
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sun rose

any of 80-110 species of low-growing flowering plants making up the genus Helianthemum in the rock rose family (Cistaceae), the flowers of which resemble single roses. They include several sunny garden varieties, which are useful in rock gardens and wild gardens.

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