Rosa agrestis

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Rosa agrestis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
R. agrestis
Binomial name
Rosa agrestis
    • Rosa agrestis subsp. caryophyllacea E.Schenk
    • Rosa agrestis subsp. pubescens (Rapin ex Reut.) E.Schenk
    • Rosa arvatica Puget ex Baker
    • Rosa elliptica auct. angl.,p.p.1298
    • Rosa elliptica subsp. inodora (Fr.) Schwertschl.
    • Rosa gisellae Koehne (spelling variant)
    • Rosa gizellae Borb s
    • Rosa graveolens subsp. eriophora (Gren.) Arcang.
    • Rosa graveolens subsp. nuda (Gren.) Arcang.
    • Rosa haringiana (Heinr.Braun) Fritsch
    • Rosa hispanica H.Christ
    • Rosa kostrakiewiczii (Popek) Popek
    • Rosa sepium Thuill.
    • Rosa viscaria subsp. agrestis (Savi) Rouy

Rosa agrestis, the small-leaved sweet briar, field briar or fieldbriar, is a species of wild rose native to Europe, found mostly in southern Europe and occasionally as far as the Caucasus. Sources differ on whether it can be found in northern Africa and Anatolia.

A dog rose,[citation needed] it is in the subgenus Rosa, section Caninae, and subsection Rubigineae.[citation needed]

It is a close relative of, and very similar to the sweet briar, Rosa rubiginosa, but with smaller leaves, white to blush petals, and very little odor from either the flowers or the leaves.[citation needed] Although it may be cultivated, most gardeners prefer the sweet briar for its scented foliage and pink flowers.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Flora Pisana 1:475. 1798
  2. ^ "Rosa agrestis Savi". The Plant List.