Dog-rose - Rosa canina
Dog Rose is a name used to describe a group of numerous similar hybrids which need expert identification. Rosa canina is often the most common wild Rose and is used to represent the group. Stems arching to 5 metres long with prickly thorns. Flowers usually pink (occasionally white). 45 to 50 mm in clusters of 2 to 5 on hairless stalks, styles not joined into column. Hip smooth orangey red without sepals when ripe.
Woodland margins, hedgerows, waysides and rough grassy places.
June and July.
Common as a group throughout Britain.
Common as a group in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was sub-divided so no figure can be given.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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