West Highland Flora

Sweet Briar


Rosa rubiginosa

 

Rosa rubiginosa

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian

Probably not native, rare, in non-acid scrubland.

Flruit c 10-15 mm long.  A dense shrub up to 3 m tall.

ID: Leaf-underside densely clothed with fruity-scented sticky brownish glands

Other features: Leaflets normally 2-3 on each side.  Has hooked prickles like Dog Rose but varying greatly in size and closer together.  Flowers pink.  Totally different in habit to the native roses (other than Burnet Rose) in the way it forms a dense mass rather than striking out in all directions.

 

Rosa rubiginosa

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian

 

Rosa rubiginosa

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian

  Rosa rubiginosa

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian

  Under-surface of leaf

 

 

Rosa rubiginosa

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian

 

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