Mato blanco

A species of plant growing regularly in humid areas in northern Tenerife

Mato blanco (Pericallis cruenta) is a species of shrub that thrives in the most humid areas in northern Tenerife, especially in La Esperanza, La Orotava and Teno. Measuring roughly 50 cm (20 inches), this shrub blossoms in springtime revealing pink flowers with yellow or purple centres, and its round evergreen leaves have a pinky colour underneath.