|Species:||Rosa canina L.|
|Italian common noun:||Rosa canina, Rosa selvatica comune|
Origin: Europe, western Asia.
Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous shrub. It is medium-sized, medium-growing and has woody and sturdy stems with sturdy thorns. Leaves are imparipinnate, composed of 5-7 ovate-elliptic, serrated, bright green leaflets. It has simple flowers that bloom in June. Flowers occur singly or in groups of 2-3 and are 4-5 cm broad, white-pink, slightly fragrant. Then, they are followed by fleshy, ornamental, red scarlet fruits (cinorroidi).
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is present throughout the land and it is the most common among wild roses. It can be found on degraded woodlands and hedgerows. It adapts to any soil and has an high resistance to drought and pollution.
Use: It is the ideal for rustic defensive hedgerows, for spontaneous gardens, for green urban areas in hedges, scrubs, traffic island flower bed, for covering road embankments and riverbanks and also for pots and planters. It is used as rootstock for cultivated varieties.
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