Rosa ferruginea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaeRosaRosa ferruginea


An erect, deciduous shrub, suckering freely to form thickets. It is found as a naturalised garden escape or throw-out in woodland, hedgerows and scrub, and on roadsides, railway embankments, sand dunes and waste ground; it also occurs as a relic of cultivation. Reproduction is by seed, which can be bird-sown. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the mountains of C. & S. Europe, from the Pyrenees to the Balkans and Carpathians.

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