Rosa spinosissima (XIV. A Synopsis of the British Species of Rosa.)

The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Volume XII. Part The First. London: Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Show-Lane, Fleet Street, MDCCCXVII. (1817)
Mainittu vain värjäystä koskeva osa.

By Joseph Woods, Esq. F.L.S


In borders of fields and bushy places in a gravelly or sandy soil; frequently abundant on sand-hills by the sea-shore.

In old specimens growing in barren and exposed situations, the branches are occasionally destitute of prickles. The flowers are sometimes red, and sometimes with veins of that colour. I have a specimen of the latter variety, gathered near Cartmell in Lancashire, with elliptical acute folioles. In the R. ciphiana of Sibbald they are variegated with red and white.

"The ripe fruit is in some countries preserved, and brought to table in that state. In its natural state it is every where eaten by children. It has a grateful sub-acid taste. The juice of it diluted with water, dyes silk and muslin of a peach-colour; and with the addition of alum, of a deep violet: but it has very little effect on woollen or linen." With. ii. 465.

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