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Found as far north as the Shire and as far south as Ithilien
Rosa rubiginosa
Probably derived from Latin aquilentus, 'having many prickles'
Other names


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A sweet-smelling wild rose

A type of wild rose with sweet-smelling flowers and leaves and a prickled stem. Also known as sweet-briar, eglantine grows in the form of a dense and tall shrub. Frodo and Sam found it growing in Ithilien as they journeyed through that land. It was clearly known farther north than Ithilien, too: the mother of Peregrin Took - Eglantine Banks - was named for this flower.

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