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"Bird Children rose Description
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Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Synonyms:
Origin:
Discovered by Barbara May (Australia, before 2007).
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Tea.  
Bloom:
White.  Greyish white, turning brown with age.  Cupped bloom form.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
"Bird Children" found in a N.S.W. cemetery.
The white "Bird Children" has sported (or reverted) to a pink form, study-named "Bird Children Pink".
Both roses are contained in this one file for ease of study.
Refer references.

Possible identifications
'Cornelia Cook' , Tea, 1855
'Mme. Melanie Willermoz', Tea, 1845
'Mlle de Sombreuil' Tea 1851

Identifications discarded
'Molly Sharman-Crawford', tea 1908. Observer does not state reason for objection. Just "no way".
"Carlesruhe Maria Bruhn" - Similar, but "Bird Children" does not have the upright stance of the CMB blooms

Bloom
Heavy. Strong petals. Slow to open. Possible pointel?

Inflorescence
Some blooms have an upright stance, some have a weak neck.

Pedicel
Prickly

Prickles
Old thorns very long
 
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