Rosaceae L. (The Rose Family) 34 species from the Rosaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Sweet Briar, Eglantine
Maltese name(s) :
Warda tal-weraq ifuħ
Status for Malta :
Naturalised Alien. Species that was introduced in Malta after year 1492 (Columbus' discovery of the New World)
and spreads and integrates to form established, non-invasive populations.
Species may become become invasive if it widespreads rapidly.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Nano-Phanerophyte ( small trees to large shrubs, usually <5 m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
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Species Images (5 images)
Rosa rubiginosa - Image Code: ROSRU-0.
Rosa rubiginosa - Image Code: ROSRU-1.
Rosa rubiginosa - Image Code: ROSRU-2.
Rosa rubiginosa - Image Code: ROSRU-3.
Rosa rubiginosa - Image Code: ROSRU-4.
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