Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Rosa pimpinellifolia L. - Burnet Rose - Rosaceae
Rosa pimpinellifolia
© Stan Beesley
Rosa pimpinellifolia
© Fiona McCrory
Rosa pimpinellifolia
© Fiona McCrory
Rosa pimpinellifolia
(Map updated: March 2008)
Rosa pimpinellifolia
© Paul Hackney
Rosa pimpinellifolia
© Paul Hackney
 

A beautiful native rose with creamy-white flowers and a very dark, almost black, round fruit or hip. This is the spiniest of all the native rose species.

Very common and characteristic of sandy ground near the sea, but also found inland.

Very variable in size: coastal plants are generally short, inland in shelterd spots the plants can grow into large scrambling shrubs.

All names: Rosa pimpinellifolia L.; Rosa rubella Sm.; Rosa spinosissima auct