This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
(Greek, dwarf, and bramble, alluding to its bramble-like flowers). Rosacea. A woody plant, grown for its handsome white flowers and for the finely divided aromatic foliage.
Low shrub, clothed with glandular pubescence: leaves alternate, stipulate, tripinnatifid, persistent: flowers in terminal corymbs, white; calyx-tube broadly campanulate; petals 5; stamens numerous; pistil solitary, with short style and decurrent stigma: fruit a small achene inclosed by the persistent calyx. - One species in Calif. Ornamental shrub of agreeable aromatic odor, with graceful foliage and showy white flowers in June and July. It can be grown only in warmer temperate regions, and thrives best in sandy well-drained soil and sunny position. Prop, by seeds sown in spring and by greenwood cuttings under glass.
Benth. Two to 3 ft.: leaves nearly sessile, oval or ovate-oblong, closely tripinnately dissected, 1 1/2-2 1/2 in. long: flowers white, 3/4in. wide, in 4-8-flowered
corymbs. B.M. 5171. G. 29:29. B.H. 10, p. 295.
H.F. 1861:9. Gn. 3, p. 27. Alfred