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Rosa glauca (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Rosoideae
Tribus: Roseae
Genus: Rosa
Subgenus: R. subg. Rosa
Sectio: R. sect. Caninae
Subsectio: R. subsect. Rubrifoliae
Species: Rosa glauca

Rosa glauca Pourr. (1788)

Rosa cinnamomea var. rubrifolia Vill. ex Thory in Redouté, Roses 1(9): 134. 1818.
Rosa ferruginea Vill., Prosp. Hist. Pl. Dauphiné 46. 1779.
Rosa glauca f. laevis Ser. ex R.Keller, Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 65: 194. 1831, nom. illeg.
Rosa majalis var. rubrifolia (Vill. ex Thory) Wallr., Ros. Pl. Gen. Hist. 164. 1828.
Rosa rubicunda Haller f. in Roem., Arch. Bot. (Leipzig) 1(2): 6. 1797, nom. illeg.
Rosa rubrifolia Vill., Hist. Pl. Dauphiné 3(1): 549. 1788, nom. illeg.
Rosa rubrifolia var. laevis DC. in Ser., Mus. Helv. Bot. 1: 9. 1818, nom. illeg.

Rosa glauca var. abrezolii Burnat in Briq., Prodr. Fl. Corse, 2 (1): 212–214. 1913.
Rosa glaucescens Wulfen, Arch. Bot. 3: 376. 1805.
Rosa gutensteinensis J.Jacq., Cat. Hort. Vindob. 3. 1821.
Rosa ilseana Crép., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 8: 334. 1869.
Rosa livida Host, Fl. Austriac. 2: 25. 1831.
Rosa lurida Andrews, Roses t. 92. 1809.
Rosa majalis var. rubrifolia (Vill. ex Thory) Wallr., Rosa Fl. Gen. Hist. 164. 1828.
Rosa pohrebniakii Chrshan. & Lasebna
Rosa rubrifolia var. cinnamoneoides Rouy & E.G.Camus in Rouy, E.G.Camus & Boulay, Fl. Fr. 6: 341. 1900.
Rosa rubrifolia var. pseudoglauca Rouy & E.G.Camus in Rouy, E.G.Camus & Boulay, Fl. Fr. 6: 341. 1900.
Rosa rubrifolia var. senticosiformis Rouy & E.G.Camus in Rouy, E.G.Camus & Boulay, Fl. Fr. 6: 341. 1900.
Rosa rubrifolia var. subinermis Rouy & E.G.Camus in Rouy, E.G.Camus & Boulay, Fl. Fr. 6: 341. 1900.


R. × dingleri – R. × pokornyana – R. × psilophylla – R. × reduteana – R. × rubrosa

Kurtto, A. 2009: Rosaceae (pro parte majore). In: Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity.
Pourret, P.A. 1788: Hist. & Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Toulouse 3: 326.

Vernacular names
dansk: Kobber-Rose
Deutsch: Rotblatt-Rose
suomi: Punalehtiruusu

Rosa glauca (syn. Rosa rubrifolia), the red-leaved rose or redleaf rose, is a species of rose native to the mountains of central and southern Europe, from the Spanish Pyrenees east to Bulgaria, and north to Germany and Poland. It is also found as an introduced species as far north as Scandinavia and Finland.


Rosa glauca is a deciduous shrub of sparsely bristled and thorny cinnamon-coloured arching canes 1.5–3 m (4.9–9.8 ft) tall. The leaves are distinctive, a glaucous blue-green to coppery or purplish, and covered with a waxy bloom; they are 5–10 cm long and have 5–9 leaflets. The fragile, clear pink flowers are 2.5–4 cm in diameter, and are produced in clusters of two to five. The fruit is a dark red globose hip 10–15 mm in diameter.
Cultivation and uses

This rose was not widely grown in gardens until the end of the 19th century. The flower petals fall off easily in the spray from watering hoses, as well as from wind and rain. The species is naturalised in northern Europe north of its native range, particularly in Scandinavia.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]

A hybrid with Rosa rugosa has been given the cultivar name 'Carmenetta'.

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"Rosa glauca". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 2017-01-15.

Flora Europaea: Rosa glauca
Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-40170-2.

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