This xerophile species grows mainly in Transilvania and Dobrogea, but has been also reported (see FMR) from Maramureș, Oltenia, and Muntenia. Other than that, it appears to grow in a very few places in Moldova, and nowhere in Banat, which is arguably odd.

04,06 2012,2014 CT

Shrub with suberect branches, up to 1.5 m high. Leaves lanceolate to oblong-elliptical, serrate. Flowers solitary, pink. Fruit subglobose, villous, with yellowish hairs.

Serrate leaves, w/ limbs gradually decurrent into their petioles.

E+M  |  Cultivated/spontaneous in Sweden, Germany and France. From Central Europe, through the Balkan Peninsula, to Crimea and Transcaucasia in the east.