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Rosa spinosissima
Rosa spinosissima
Scotch Rose, Burnet Rose
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0618 0609 (2018-06-13)

Copyright © 2018 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jun 15, 2006
  • latitude 45.92221   longitude 13.85059     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Near the top of Mt. Mala Gora, 1.032 m (3.386 feet), Čaven ridge (Vipavsko, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: bodičasti šipek - syn.: Rosa pinpinellifolia L. - Habitat: mountain pasture; stony grassland; almost flat terrain; open, warm, sunny place; skeletal, shallow, calcareous ground; elevation 1.030 m (3.380 feet); average precipitations 1.800-2.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, border line between Dinaric and Sub-Mediterranean phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: It is easy to recognize Rosa-spinosissima by its small, low to ground habitus, thin branches and dense, strait (never curved!), needle-like 'thorns', better said prickles. The bushes are frequently not much higher than surrounding grass and seldom higher than 0.5 m (1.5 foot). This alone distinguishes it from all other 24 species (Ref.:2) of wild roses growing in Slovenia, which are, when grown up, almost always taller than 0.5 m; most of them are about 1 to 3 m tall. The plant has stolons and hence it frequently grows in large spreading groups. It is not a common wild rose and can be found in warmer parts of the country. - Ref.: (1) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 276. (2) (x) J. Bavcon, B. Ravnjak. B. Vreš, Wild Roses (Rosa L.) in Slovenia, University Botanic Gardens (2017), p 54. (3) M.A. Fischer, W. Adler, K. Oswald, Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p 522. (4) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 1., Haupt (2004), p 736. (5) K. Lauber and G. Wagner, Flora Helvetica, 5. Auflage, Haupt (2012), p xx. (6) H. Haeupler, T. Muer, Bildatlas der Farn- und Bluetenpflazen Deutschlands, Ulmer (2000), p 225.
  • camera   Nikon D70 / AF-S Nikorr 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5G ED / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_130/2006_DSC0967
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

  • common names   Scotch Rose, Burnet Rose (photographer)
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