Another prolific flowering woody species in the Garden Route is not as welcome as the Bitou. This is the Eglantine Rose, Rosa rubiginosa, which is an Invasive Alien. These plants are thirsty drinkers, use up precious nutrients from our Cape soil, are poisonous to stock, clamber over less vigorous indigenous species, cutting out the sunlight AND form impenetrable thickets at water sources. They are so beautiful it is hard to think they should be eradicated, but they are rated as Category 1b in Nemba 2016, which is for established Invaders requiring control. See more in TheTreeApp SA