Common name: Sweet Briar, Eglantine
Rosa rubiginosa L. APNI*
Description: Erect or scrambling shrub, the crushed foliage with sweet apple-like smell, branches with prickles usually mixed with glandular hairs.
Leaves 5–7-foliolate; leaflets ovate or obovate to ± circular, 10–25 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, margins toothed, upper surface glabrous or hairy, lower surface usually with at least a few simple hairs mixed with glandular hairs.
Flowers 1–3 together, 20–40 mm diam., pink, peduncles glandular-hairy. Outer sepals pinnatifid. Hip red, ovoid to globose, 15–20 mm long, glabrous, prickles absent.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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