Wild Rose
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Flower
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 3rd July 2013 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 

Taken at Ardmore Point on 13th August 2015 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File
Fruit
Taken at Culzean Castle on 29th September 2013
with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.


Fact File
 
Wild Rose.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Rosa canina.
Rosaceae.
Deciduous Shrub

Dog Rose
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Hedgerows, scrublands
June - July
90 -270 cm
The Greeks believed that the roots of this wild rose could cure the effects of the bite of a mad dog. This led the Romans to name the flower Rosa canina - literally "Dog Rose". It is then perhaps ironic that Henry VIII should adopt as his symbol this rose which he called the Tudor Rose. Syrup of the Dog Rose hip has been given to children for many years as a source of vitamin C.