|Common Names - Rock rose family||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Juss.||Total Number of genera - 8|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 200|
|Plant forms - Subshrubs and low shrubs|
|World Distribution - Temperate & warm areas, esp. Mediterranean. Also found in North America; a limited number of species are found in South America.|
|Comments - 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. Beautiful shrubs,profusely covered by flowers at the time of blossom|
|1 - Cistus.|
2 - Fumana.
3 - Halimium.
4 - Helianthemum.