Burren Flowers - Burnet Rose
The Burnet Rose is known as the common rose of the Burren. It's quite abundant in May in the Burren, when it forms carpets of white with the Mountain Avens, which also flower in abundance at this time. The Burnet Rose mainly flowers in a rich creamy white, but it's an equal delight when found in white and pinks too. In Autumn, the Burnet Rose's Hips are purplish-black.
Botanical : Rosa pimpinellifolia
As Gaeilge : Briúlán
Family : Rosaceae - rose family
The Burnet Rose flowers in the Burren between May and July. This Burren flower is native to Ireland. It's a suckering, deciduous shrub, growing up to 50cm. The Burnet Rose's stems are dense with slender prickles and stiff bristles. It's flowers are mainly creamy-white, but can also be seen in pink. The flower measures 2 to 4cm across. Found in sand-dunes, dune slacks, sea cliffs, rough chalk grassland and limestone pavements in the Burren. Mainly coastal, but scattered inland.
Burren Flowers Greeting Cards - Burnet Rose
The Burnet Rose is featured on one of five Burren flower greeting cards in product reference mbf009. The photograph shows an arc of three Burnet Rose flowers in a rich creamy-white, peeking out from behind a Burren limestone rock. It was photographed at Poll Salach, near Fanore, Co. Clare, in the Burren. The others in this set of 5 are the Bloody Crane's-Bill, Early Purple Orchid, Scurvy Grass and the infamous Burren Spring Gentian. The thumbnails of all 5 cards featured in this pack are shown below.