Burren Flowers - Hoary Rockrose
Botanical : Helianthemum Oelandicum
As Gaeilge : Grianrós Liath
Family : Cistaceae - rock rose family
The Hoary Rockrose flowers in the Burren between May and July. The Hoary Rockrose is native to Ireland. It's a creeping perennial to 20cm. The flowers of the Hoary Rockrose are bright yellow with 5 petals, 1cm across and only open in sunshine. The Hoary Rockrose is rare and found in dry, open limestone turf, rocks and cliffs around the Burren.
Burren Flowers Greeting Cards - Hoary Rockrose
The Hoary Rockrose is quite abundant when it flowers between May and July. It forms carpets of yellow in the sunshine. I particularly love this picture of the Hoary Rockrose, appearing to grow right out of the Burren limestone rock. In Greeting Card pack mbf003, it appears alongside another of my favourites, Irish Eyebright, along with the Heath Spotted Orchid, the Bloody Crane's-Bill and the dainty Harebell. This pack of 5 handmade photo greeting cards are €6 with FREE delivery worldwide.