Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Rosa arvensis Hudson - Field Rose - Rosaceae
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
Rosa arvensis
(Map updated: March 2008)
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
Rosa arvensis
© Paul Hackney
 

This rose is unevenly distributed in Northern Ireland. It occurs mainly in hedges, sometimes in huge masses draped over the hedgerow shrubs and trees, and is easily recognised by its masses of creamy-white flowers with yellow stamens and the styles united into a column projecting up from the ovary. The red fruit (hip) is almost spherical surmounted by the persistent column of styles.

All names: Rosa arvensis Hudson; Rosa gallicoides (Bak.) Desegl.