Deep pink flower and green leaves of Japanese Rose growing on a sand dune

Japanese Roses on Sand Dunes

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The Japanese Rose (Rosa rugosa) is considered an invasive threat in some regions. It is commonly planted in gardens and verges but it has become naturalised in many places on the coast according to the excellent book Field Guide to Coastal Wildflowers of Britain, Ireland and Northwest Europe by Paul Sterry and Andrew Cleave.

2 Replies to “Japanese Roses on Sand Dunes”

  1. There are some of these on the Erme estuary in Devon, I am not sure how they got there but they seem very happy. [Sorry to be slow to comment but I hae been experiencing WordPress problems]

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