Dog Rose

Name: Dog Rose

Scientific name: Rosa canina agg.

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A scrambling shrub, found in hedgerows, woodland edges, on sand dunes and in grassland scrub.

How to identify: There are many species of wild rose, which are all very similar and difficult to identify. They all have white or pink flowers, thorns and red 'hips' in the winter.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: Rosehips are a good source of vitamin C, and are used to make the sickly-sweet rosehip syrup.

Photograph credit: Lizzie Wilberforce

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