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Alpine Rose

Rosa pendulina


The Alpine or Montane rose is a deciduous shrub, climbing, and often growing in a shade of other trees. It is practically thornless and possess a strong agreable fragrance. Leaves are pinnate leaves, with 7 to 11 leaflets. Flowers are pinkish, becoming paler toward the centre, and are followed by showy red oval orange-red hips, pointing downwards.


Found in Jura mountain range, on edges of mixed forest of "plateau de Retord" - a vast plateau in southern part of the Jura Mountains, lying at about 1000m of altitude and covered by prairies and forests.


This rose can be easily confused with the Gallic rose, Rosa gallica (here is one of my previous spottings of Gallic rose: bear uniformly coloured pink flowers, slightly larger; and sports pinnate leaves composed of 3 to 7 leaflets (7 to 11 for Alpine rose).

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Valserhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Jun 14, 2020
Submitted on Aug 31, 2020

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