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Japanese rose

Rosa rugosa


A suckering shrub which develops new plants from the roots and forms dense thickets 1–1.50 m tall with stems densely covered in numerous short, straight prickles 3–10 mm long. The leaves are 8–15 cm long, pinnate with 5–9 leaflets, most often 7, each leaflet 3–4 cm long, with a distinctly corrugated (rugose, hence the species' name) surface. The flowers are pleasantly scented, dark pink to white, 6–9 cm across, with somewhat wrinkled petals;


Sefton Coast Dunes


Currently doing a survey of Rosa rugosa presence on Sefton coast between Birkdale and Ainsdale last image shows distribution to date but still lots to survey.

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Kyle A
Kyle A 6 years ago

Nice spotting. Thanks for sharing. I wish you luck with your survey. If you get the time can you confirm or deny my ID in the linked spotting? Any help provided is greatly appreciated.

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Sefton, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jun 15, 2014

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