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Alpine Rose

Rosa pendulina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

This rose can be easily confused with the Gallic rose, Rosa gallica (here is one of my previous spottings of Gallic rose: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12......) 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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