Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia)

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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. The stems are covered in small thorns, which are straight not curved as in the Field Rose. The hips are dark purple in colour and can be made into a liqueor similar to Sloe Gin, but using vodka as a base.