Dog Rose

Latin name: Rosa canina

Size: Grows up to 4 m. Flowers: 70 mm across, bright pink or white.

Distribution: This striking plant is found throughout the south east region of Ireland and the UK, and is commonly found in the south of France.

Flowering months: In flower from March to May.

Habitat: Woodlands and scrub-land.

Special features: This is a small deciduous shrub with thorns and twisty stems. The petals can be pink or white, overlapping, about 70 mm across. The blossoms are in clusters of 2 to 5. The leaves are sharply toothed elliptical, opposed opposites, with an end leaf.

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