Round-leaved Dog-rose (Rosa obtusifolia)
, Sindal, North Denmark Region • Denmark
Deciduous shrub with arching branches, to 2m. Stems Prickles strongly hooked. Leaves Leaflets 1.5-3.5 cm, broader and more rounded than R. canine (p.258), pubescent and often grandular beneath, sometimes pubescent above, margins biserrate with glandular teeth. Flowers Usually white; pedicels 0.5-1.5 cm, glabrous; sepals lived, reflexed after flowering, falling before fruit ripens. Habitat Scrub, hedgerows, wood margins, road verges, on well-drained soils. Distribution Native. Central and South England; rare in Wales, Ireland. (Scattered throughout Europe except North and South-West.) Flowers June-July.
Source: Collins Flower Guide, David Streeter, HarperCollins Publishers, London 2009 pg 261 (picture pg 260)
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