Irish wildflowers


Photographs: County Waterford


Sweet-briar
Rosa rubiginosa
Dris chumhra
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering June-August. Deciduous shrub. Native.

Bright-pink flowers followed by scarlet hips with some stalked glands. Sepals with some lobes, spreading-erect, usually persisting. Undersides of leaves with apple-scented glands, hairs on veins. Curved prickles. Strong erect stems, 1-2m.

Found on calcareous ground, in hedgerows and scrub. Rare, widespread but scattered distribution in Ireland.
Identification by Paul Green
     



Sweet-briar. County Waterford

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