Plant ID forum: Hello, please could anyone tell me what these are and how can I get rid of them?

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Limavady, Northern Ireland.
bitlost
Jul 31, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Greetings to you all. Smiling These prickly, rather beautiful plants are spreading everywhere. I would love to get rid of them from certain areas. Any advice would be most welcome.

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 31, 2017 8:58 AM CST
Welcome!

It looks like Rosa rugosa



The hard way would be to cut them back so you can get at the base and then dig them up from where you don't want them. Otherwise it would mean a herbicide. Perhaps you could show us a picture of a typical area where you don't want them, and whether you want all or just some gone from a particular area. I'd be quite happy to have them spreading here but maybe you don't have the same amount of garden space!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 31, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Hi bitlost, Welcome!

My eyesight isn't the best so I'm not sure what your lovely plants are or how to get rid of them. Are the orange-red things flowers or perhaps fruits?

If you can possibly post closer photos of stems, leaves and the fruit or flowers, that will help determine an exact ID and determine ways to control or eradicate the plant.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Jul 31, 2017 9:11 AM CST
sooby may be on the right track with Rosa! There apparently a couple found in Ireland.

"Dog Rose" is a native of Europe: http://www.wildflowersofirelan...
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
Rose (Rosa canina subsp. canina)


Burnet Rose is not as large growing but is also present in Ireland: http://www.wildflowersofirelan...
Rose (Rosa spinosissima)
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