Irish wildflowers

Field-rose, Rosa arvensis, Rós léana
Photographs: Co.Waterford


Field-rose
Rosa arvensis
Rós léana
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering June - July. Deciduous shrub. Native.

Clusters of 2-5 white flowers, styles joined in column longer than stamens.
Sepals undivided, patent, falling early. Disc flat. Fruit red, rounded, hairless.
Pinnate leaves, 5-7 leaflets. Weak stems, green below, often reddish above.
Sparse prickles, slender, usually hooked. Clambering or trailing growth habit.

Hedgerows, woods, thickets. Frequent in SE Ireland, occasional in centre, S. NE. Identified by Paul Green.
     


     



Field-rose. County Waterford. July 2008

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