Jun. 24, 2022

Perfumery?

This pretty roadside rose seems to be a mix of multiflora rose and sweet-briar. Multiflora rose was brought to us as a hedgerow plant and as rootstock for hybrid roses. Sweet-briar is one of the more fragrant roses and was cultivated for perfumery, and for the tea that is made from the fruit. The multiflora parent is recognized here by the small numerous flowers and the columnar pistils. Sweet-briar contributed it's delightful scent and a little extra fuzziness and glandularity. Both parents grow in the same area.