White-leaf Rock-rose

Cisto (Cistus albidus)

Cistus albidus

It is an evergreen shrub. The stem is woody. The leaves are silvery and hairy.
The flowers are very large with purple or rose petals with a yellow spot in the center, and they have a characteristic "wrinkled" look.
The fruit consists of a hairy capsule containing several seeds.

The hall

Giardino del museo

The garden of the museum is not born by chance. It wants to give a suggestion. The walk that crosses recalls the path of a river and, on its "banks", there are some plants that existed already in Pleistocene. Almost all are still part of Mediterranean and temperate environments that characterize the Italian peninsula.