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Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet Rose
Common Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater 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
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Burnet Rose

The 5-petalled white (occasionally tinged pink) flowers of the Burnet Rose are a common sight on sand dunes and coastal areas from May to late July. It grows in small clumps or patches and reaches a height of 1 to 3 feet on sand, but with support from other bushes can reach 6 feet. The hips are dark purple in colour. The stems are covered in small thorns, which are straight not curved as in the Field Rose.