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This is a strange wild rose, or is it?

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This is a strange wild rose, or is it, any idea what it's name is?




Commonly called a Robin's Pincushion. It is the plants reaction to the egg laying of a small wasp.

20 Aug, 2014


Is it really Ob!
isn't nature incredible.....

20 Aug, 2014


yep robin's pincushion. its a type of Gall. Don't get to see many these days. there used to be lots while I was small.

20 Aug, 2014


Doesn't happen on modern hybrids, tends to be restricted to the rugosa types - and sometimes, the 'pincushion' is yellow rather than red.

20 Aug, 2014


It must the a rugosa type rose, with a wasp nest close by, as I have never seen a normal rose on this plant over the last two years. It's a wild rose I walk past everyday when I walk the dog. Thanks for all your help.

21 Aug, 2014

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