West Highland Flora

Burnet Rose


Rosa pimpinellifolia

 

Rosa pimpinellifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2003 Glenvarragill, Skye

Occasional in woods, beside streams, and among rocks.

Flower diameter c 2-4 cm.  Hips 1-1.5 cm

ID: Spines straight, very numerous and close together, consisting of many short ones and some longer ones.  Also identifiable by purplish-black hips, though semi-decayed hips of other roses can turn dark late in year.

Other features: Leaves have much smaller leaflets compared to total leaf length than other roses, so that overall leaf is parallel-sided in outline.  Usually 9-11 leaflets per leaf.

 

Rosa pimpinellifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2003 Glenvarragill, Skye
Flower 3.8 cm across not straightened out
 

 
Rosa pimpinellifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Sep 2001 Sligachan, Skye
 

Small plant among upland rocks
 
 
Rosa pimpinellifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Oct 2002 Glenvarragill, Skye
 

Large and small spines

 

Rosa pimpinellifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Oct 2002 Glenvarragill, Skye
 

Hips
 


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