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Dog rose

Observed: 6th July 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in Plants
Dog rose flower (Rosa canina), coastal headland, Fife, UK, July.
Dog rose (Rosa canina), flowering on coastal headland, Fife, UK, July.
Description:

Bright pink small roses on coastal headland in Scotland

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Species with which Japanese Rose (Rosa rugosa) interacts

Comments

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Rosa rugosa, the leaves are

Rosa rugosa, the leaves are robust with a rough feel to the rather tha smooth of the Dog Rose, Fruits usually larger, squat. Grows very well at the coast.

Brock

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Japanese Rose

Many thanks Chris and Brock - I think you're spot on - that's why I bother post things even when I THINK I know what they are! The colour was more of a deep pink than the usual pale pink of a dog rose, but I thought it must be aScottish variation - and Japanese rose is new to me. I'll post an "in the habitat" shot to show just how close it was to the wild coast of Fife.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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Japanese Rose

Hi Nick, that looks just right for the Japanese Rose, I have found them growing literally just above the high water mark. Chris.

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Thanks

Yes, this one would have been well doused in salt spray year round and winter waves for sure!

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.