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A Rose by Any Other Name

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: Ray Turner
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Checking my berries for the BTOs Winter Thrush Survey, I am no botanist so very much need to check.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rose (Rosa sp) interacts

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Dog Rose

Looks like a bog standard Rosa canina. (fallen sepals, small stylar orifice, no glands or hairs).

cicuta58

Ray Turner's picture

Dog Rose It Is Then

Now you have lost me - sepals, stylar orifices, glands. Which bit of I’m no botanist did not compute ... LOL.

Seriously, thanks for the information. I quick glance at my Colins Flower Guide told me there are a number of roses so thought it best to leave it to an expert.

Ray

Ray

landgirl's picture

Helpful comments

But it does help others when cicuta58 explains the reasons behind the ID. Google can help with definitions if terms are unfamiliar and a good ID guide is not available.

Ray Turner's picture

Of Course

Absolutely agree Landgirl, I was just being light-hearted. You should see some of the conversations we birders get into.

Ray

Ray