Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

JARA BLANCA: Cistus albidus | Plants rioMoros

The white birch (Cistus albidus) is a evergreen shrub of the Cistaceae family and Mediterranean origin. > Reach height between 40 and 100 cm. It emits several stems and branches, producing a fordous forest. Leaves are sessile (without petiole), ovate, opposite, soft and covered with hairs, which gives it a color flowers are large, with 5 rough, falling petals, purple pink, and yellow androceo and gynoecium, with abundant stamens. The fruit is a capsule that opens into five leaflets, letting the numerous seeds escape.

GC6QQ51 Protected by the Cactus (Traditional Cache) in Chile created by boo2060
There are around 180 species of cacti in Chile, some with the extraordinary capacity to survive covered by snow. There are about 180 species of cactus growing in Chile, some with the ability to survive under snow.

In degraded areas of oak groves and Mediterranean forest, occupying the ground with other thickets. Usually it is in places with hot summers and little cold winter.

< Recommended for its flowering and the smell of the leaves. It requires little care. We must avoid waterlogging and strong frost. It holds well the pruning, which must be done every year to maintain the abundance of leaves.

Its reproduction is made by seeds, the viability of which lasts for many years. It has germination inhibitors that must be treated with the seed or use a greater amount of them for planting.

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JARA BLANCA: Cistus albidus

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