Rosa rubiginosa is a species from the Rosaceae family, order Rosales. It is a kind of rose characterized by its glandular and fragrant foliage, resembling the fragrance of an apple. It is a dense deciduous shrub that can reach up to two to three meters high. Its stem has many hooked prickles. Its leaves are pinnate, with five to nine leaflets with a serrated margin. Its flowers (with diameters ranging from 1.8 to 3 cm) form clusters. Its fruit is globose to oblong red hip. It is endemic to Europe and western Asia. Common names: sweetbrier, briar, eglantine. Synonym: Rosa eglanteria.
- USDA. (n.d.). “Rosa rubiginosa”. Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. Retrieved from https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=RORU82.
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