Rosa pimpinellifolia (Burnet Rose)
A low, suckering deciduous shrub most often found on sand dunes and sea-cliffs, but also inland on sandy and less acidic heaths, in scrub and hedgerows on chalk and limestone, and on basic cliff ledges in upland areas. Cultivars grown in gardens sometimes become naturalised. 0?610 m (Glaramara, Cumberland).
The distribution of this species is stable on the coast. It was lost from inland sites before 1930; the habitats at these localities were not well documented but some recent losses have been from heathland. The increase in alien records since the 1962 Atlas has blurred the native range.
Eurasian Temperate element, with a disjunct distribution; widely naturalised outside its native range.
Inland rock (quarries, cliffs, screes)
Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections.
A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.