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It's nice to know when asked!
« on: August 09, 2021, 02:20:15 PM »
When the Smethies visited yesterday Brian asked the name of this sub-shrub.
True to (recent) form I had no idea! Help!!!
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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 02:28:11 PM »
A little researcg suggests Helianthemum nummularium. Confirmation ( or otherwise!) from an 'expert' would be welcome. JohnnyD
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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 05:33:48 PM »
I,ve seen rock roses many times but never growing as a woody shrub.

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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 08:25:01 PM »
Halimium maybe? Not sure which though.

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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 02:37:21 PM »
Perhaps Halimium libanoticum libanotus ?
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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2021, 03:38:53 PM »
Not sure of the foliage Maggi.
So far I prefer the RHS description:
H. nummularium is a low, spreading evergreen shrub with tiny, oval leaves and sulphur yellow flowers produced from late spring to early autumn.
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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2021, 08:57:00 PM »
Hi Johnny, not entirely ruling out Helianthemum but it's definitely not H. nummularium, That species has narrow green leaves with a strong mid vein, rather like a broader version of a rosemary leaf.

I'm wondering about one of the Halimium lasianthum cultivars without prominent blotches?

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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2021, 12:03:45 AM »
Could the plant be a Cistus?

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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2021, 08:40:07 AM »
Helianthemum lunulatum ?
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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2021, 09:56:52 AM »
Helianthemum lunulatum ?

That's a new one on me, think you may well be right John.

https://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id332278/

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Re: It's nice to know when asked!
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2021, 11:24:09 AM »
Certainly looks right John. Pity the plant can't identify itself!
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