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Wales Beach Guide

Beach Rose (Rosa rugosa)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy GrassPrickly Saltwort
Rock SamphireSea Aster
Sea CampionSea Carrot
Sea KaleSea Rocket
DewberryWood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach Rose
Greater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Beach Rose

The Beach Rose or Japanese rose is an invasive species, often forming large clumps and has taken a hold on sand dunes and coastal cliffs around the coast of Wales. The flowers are bright pink (occasionally white), up to 2" across, and the stems have straight thorns.