Rosa rubiginosa

Family Rosaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesSweet Briar, Sweet Briar Rose, Sweet-briar, Sweetbriar
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeWestern Asia, Europe
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Dry sclerophyll forest, Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Well drained
Decade of introduction1800

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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