Saturday, 26 June 2010

Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia)




This is in a hedge on the low road out of Bowmore. I think it is a Burnet rose because the spines are straight and there are hairs on the stem - but I am - as ever - prepared to be corrected!!


Carl

3 comments:

  1. How tall is it? Burnet Rose is mostly a creeping plant, low to the ground, rarely growing upwards and then only to 18 inches or so. It could perhaps be a domesticated form. There are a lot of garden escapes along the road out of Bowmore towards Bridgend

    Malcolm

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  2. Difficult to say how tall it is - it is part of a mixed hedge - it looks like a 'scrambler' as opposed to a 'climber' or a 'creeper'. It is certainly quite big. Lovely looking right now. Could be a dometic variety as you suggest of course. Are there any other suggestions?
    Cheers
    Carl

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  3. I'm used to seeing it growing in what I think of as its normal habitat, which is sand dunes, e.g. at Killinallan where it can cover several square metres completely prostrate.

    Malcolm

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