Field-rose - Rosa arvensis

    Alt Name
    Field Rose
    Description

    Scrambling shrub to 3 metres, usually with weak trailing green stems, prickles sparse, hooked. Flowers always white, 30 to 50 mm solitary or 2 to 3 together. Sepals deflexed soon falling. Styles joined into a long column. Hip oval, red, smooth.

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    Habitat

    Hedgerows, woodland margins and scrub.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, occasional in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 507 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map