Many-flowered Rose - Rosa multiflora

    Description

    A large, rambling shrub with sprays of abundant white flowers borne on arching branches.  The leaves have seven to nine leaflets. The flowers are almost white, smaller than the common dog-rose and sweetly scented. The styles are in a central column.

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    Habitat

    Occurs as a naturalised garden escape in woodland, hedges, copses, scrub and on railway embankments and waste ground.

    When to see it

    Flowers in June.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map