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Plant Form: Scrambling shrub.
Size: Up to 5 m tall.
Stem: Smooth, hairless, covered in stout curved prickles up to 1 cm long.
Leaves: Oval shaped 2-4 cm long with serrated, toothed edges, rounded bases and pointed tips.
Flowers: White to pink typical rose flowers, with 5 egg shaped petals (thinner end connected to centre). 5 supporting leaves (sepals) bend backward after flowering.
Fruit and Seeds: Dark red oval or globular capsule 1-2 cm long, hairless. Containing numerous yellowish irregular seeds.
Habitat: Bushland, open woodlands, roadsides, waste areas, pastures.
Distinguishing Features: Distinguished from lookalike Sweet Briar (Rosa rubignosa) by hairless flower stalks and fruit.