Briar Rose (rosa rubiginosa), in full bloom. This blossom was a neighbor to the rosebud from the same plant in this gallery. These are the country cousins of our modern, cultivated "domesticated" roses. While not quite as showy, they're beautiful in their own way - with a wonderful perfume and a set of thorns that will put you in your place immediately if you press your luck past a certain point.
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