Irish wildflowers

Many-flowered Rose, Rosa multiflora
Photographs: County Waterford


Many-flowered Rose
Rosa multiflora
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering June-July. Deciduous shrub. Garden escape. Introduced.

White flowers with narrow petals, usually in clusters of 8-10. Pedicels with
glandular hairs. Small hips with strongly reflexed sepals. Leaves with 7-9 leaflets, lighter-green beneath, sometimes pubescent. Strong scrambling growth to 5m.

Grown in gardens and used as rootstock for garden roses. Rarely recorded from the wild, Co's Waterford, Tyrone, Antrim.
Identification by Paul Green

     



Many-flowered Rose

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