Photographs: County Waterford
Dog-rose x Harsh Downy-rose
Usually fertile. Very similar to Rosa canina x R. sherardii (R. x rothschildii) and to Dog-rose, R. canina.
Small hips on long stalks with some glandular hairs. Leaflets downy underneath with glands at leaf edges, dark green. Robust climbing or flexuous stems.
Grows in mildly acidic to calcareous soils. Woodland edges, roadsides, hedges, scrub. Infrequently recorded, mainly from eastern half of Ireland.
Identification by Paul Green