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