Rosa eglanteria L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Rosa eglanteria L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems erect, 1–3 m, armed with stout, unequal flattened, hooked prickles, often with some acicles (slender, straight prickles) and glandular setae intermingled, especially on the flower-branches; foliage sweetly aromatic, with an apple-like odor; lfls 5–9, firm, 1–2.5 cm, broadly elliptic to ovate or subrotund, doubly serrate with gland-tipped teeth, ± pubescent and coarsely stipitate-glandular beneath or on both sides; fls 1–3; pedicels and hypanthium stipitate-glandular or glandular- pubescent, the hypanthium not much thickened around the orifice; pet 1–2 cm, pink; sep glandular-ciliate, erect or spreading, ± pubescent in fr, some of or all them pinnately lobed; styles short-hairy, shortly exserted; 2n=35. Native of Europe, often escaped from cult. (R. rubiginosa)

  • Common Names

    eglantine, sweetbrier