helianthemum

/ (hiːlɪˈænθəməm) /

noun

any plant of the dwarf evergreen genus Helianthemum, some species of which are grown as rock-garden plants for their numerous papery yellow or orange flowers; related to the rockrose, which they resemble: family CistaceaeAlso called: Cape primrose

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Word Origin for helianthemum

New Latin, from Greek hēlios sun + anthemon flower
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