sweetbrier

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Related to Rosa rubiginosa: Rosa eglanteria

sweetbrier,

 

sweetbriar,

or

eglantine

(ĕg`ləntīn, –tēn) [O. Fr. from Lat.,=needle], wild roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 of Europe (Rosa eglanteria), cultivated and now naturalized in the United States. The bush has fragrant foliage, and in the spring it has pink blossoms (usually single), which are followed by rose hips sometimes used in preserves. Sweetbrier is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

sweetbrier

a Eurasian rose, Rosa rubiginosa, having a tall bristly stem, fragrant leaves, and single pink flowers