... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rosa palustris gland hairs

I've mentioned before how this clone of Rosa palustris has glandular scented flowerbuds (and hips), but I don't know if I've stressed just how glandular it is. Check out the sticky droplets on these ripening hips. I collected a few so I can send seeds to someone and this is what my fingers looked like afterwards. I wish I could post the smell!
Only trouble is, it didn't wash off with soap and water. I ended up having to use rubbing alcohol to get the "glue" off.
But now maybe you can see why I wanted to see what would come from crossing this with glutinosa - another sticky, strongly-scented species.

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