Bright pink small roses on coastal headland in Scotland
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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.
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.
Hi Nick, that looks just right for the Japanese Rose, I have found them growing literally just above the high water mark. Chris.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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Yes, this one would have been well doused in salt spray year round and winter waves for sure!
Lat/Lng: 56.2536, -2.6298
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