Species

Rosa spinosissima

Authority

Rosa spinosissima L.

Family

Rosaceae

Species Category

Flora - Vascular - Native

Structural Class

Shrub (woody plant < 4 metres with many stems arising at or near the base).

Synonyms

Rosa pimpenellifolia L.

Habitat

According to Jermy & Crabbe (1978) it is found on grassy slopes and among boulders, especially on open cliff tops and near the sea.

ORIGIN OF RECORD

Recorded by Jermy & Crabbe (1978) as R. pimpinellifolia.

References and further reading

Jermy, A.C and Crabbe, J.A. (Ed.) 1978. The Island of Mull: A survey of its Flora and Environment. London. British Museum (Natural History).

Mayland-Quellhorst, E. (12 July 2015). Species account: Rosa spinosissima L. Botanical Society of the British Isles. www.bsbi.org.uk.

This page last updated on 13 Jul 2015