West Highland Flora

Dog Rose


Rosa canina agg

Taxonomic note: This page needs dividing into Rosa canina and Rosa caesia.  The commonest kinds on Skye seem to be R canina group Dumales and R caesia ssp glauca, and the hybrid between them.

Rosa canina

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Nov 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Quite frequent in woods and scrub

Flower diameter c 3-5 cm

ID: Prickles strongly hooked with stout bases, underside of leaves not scented.  Hips without hairs or glands.

Other features: Up to 3 m tall with long arching stems.  Very variable.  Leaves usually hairless, often with glands on the teeth.

 

Rosa canina

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Nov 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

  Rosa canina

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Jan 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Stem 16 mm wide

Above: thorns on young shoot

Right: thorns on main stem

 

 


Rosa canina

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Nov 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

Arching stems with further stems growing from them


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