Rosa rubiginosa (sweet briar, sweetbriar rose, sweet eglantine) is a species of rose native to Europe and western Asia. In addition to pink flowers, it`s valued for its scent, and the hips that form after the flowers and persist well into the winter.
Rosa rubiginosa is a dense deciduous shrub 2–3 m high and across, with the stems bearing numerous hooked prickles. The foliage has a strong apple-like fragrance. The leaves are pinnate, 5–9 cm long, with 5–9 rounded to oval leaflets with a serrated margin, and numerous glandular hairs. The flowers are 1.8–3 cm diameter, the five petals being pink with a white base, and the numerous stamens yellow; the flowers are produced in clusters of 2–7 together, from late spring to mid summer. The fruit is a globose to oblong red hip 1–2 cm diameter. Invasive in North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.