Gum Cistus is a name applied to several members of the genus Cistus, particularly to C. ladanifer. They are small shrubs, up to 1m high native to Asia and Europe. They belong to the family Cistaceae and are commonly called Rock Roses. Many of the plants are highly aromatic and exude a scented resin.
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“The hunchback on the corner, with gum and shoelaces,
Has his own wisdom and pleasures,”
—Robert Penn Warren (19051989)