Farmland, hedgerows, moorland, roadsides, scrub, woodland.
Bluish-green, pinnate, stalked leaves which are downy (or at least beneath). The undersides of the leaves have red glands. The prickles on the branches are almost straight, and the branches are not arching (as with Dog Rose). Very common in Scotland and Wales. This rose was named after the English botanist, William Sherard (1659-1728).