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'Briar Rose' References
Book  (Oct 1996)  Page(s) 37.  
 
R. canina ('Dog Rose') Description... pink and white singles with prominent yellow stamens, followed by orange hips... it was once referred to as 'The Dog Rose' because it was believed that a cure for hydrophobia, a disease commonly caught from rabid dogs, could be made from its roots.
Book  (Mar 1994)  Page(s) 89.  Includes photo(s).
 
Rosa canina Description, vital statistics and tips
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 19-21.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 19: [One of the 65 climbing roses Stephen Scanniello describes in detail in his book and that grows in the Cranford Rose Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. There are several pages devoted to this rose, including its history, cultivation, and a photograph. Here are some highlights, but please refer to the book for more details.]

Cultivated before 1737… brought by colonists to the New World. The name dog rose is sometimes attributed to the fact that it has large, curved prickles that resemble dogs' teeth. It is also possible that "dog" is a corruption of "dag," an old word meaning to pierce or stab, also a reference to its prickles.

Many old garden roses, such as albas, damasks, and centifolias, have R. canina in their ancestry… it has been very little used in hybridizing. Hips: large, hanging, elongated, orange-red. Flowers: lightly scented, single or in clusters, five petals, each with a band of pink and a band of white, golden anthers. The shades of pink vary greatly from flower to flower. Length: 12 ft.
Page 20: Very hardy and disease-resistant. It does well in shady areas; like all early-blooming wild roses, it produces its flowers before the overshadowing leaves of trees have developed.
Page 21: [Photo]
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 18.  
 
According to Mrs. Steen, the 'Sweet Briar' and 'Dog Rose' were grown from seed, and hedges of these roses were well established in the north of New Zealand by 1830, the missionaries taking them with them wherever they moved.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 20.  
 
('Dog Rose'; 'Dog Briar'; 'Briar Rose') This species and its close relatives are the Wild Roses of Britain and Western Europe. Often used as an understock.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 30.  Includes photo(s).
 
2 photos: white blossom and pink blossoms
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 3, 5.  Includes photo(s).
 
Page 3: [Photo] A photograph of hips on the bush... R. canina can stake a claim as progenitor of that beautiful group, the Albas...
Page 5: The European wild roses include the Dog Rose, R. canina, and two similar species which are, perhaps, related to it: R. eglanteria, the Eglantine Rose or Sweet Briar, and R. villosa, the Apple Rose... R. arvensis, the Field Rose... is a natural climber... R. pimpinellifolia, until recently better known as R. spinosissima or the Scotch Rose... R. gallica... R. moschata...
Book  (Aug 1990)  Page(s) 51.  
 
One of the later-blooming species roses... lightly fragrant pink flowers... easily identified by its large, hooked prickles...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 137.  
 
location 133/2, 150/1; R. canina L. (R. leucantha Loisl.), HECKENROSE, HUNDSROSE,CANINAE, Europe, Near East, Iran, North Africa, 1737, light pink-white, single, mild fragrance, medium size, solitary or cluster-flowered, floriferous, vigorous, upright, arching, 3-5 m, very large prickles, medium green medium size matte foliage, 5-7 leaflets, orange-red medium size rounded-oval glossy fruit, reflexed sepals, fall off singly and very early
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 82.  Includes photo(s).
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