Distribution and Range
This is a very spiny, dense shrub native to the chaparral plant community of Baja California, where wild populations are extant, and San Diego County, California, where it is now extinct in the wild.
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Stems: Branches are grey to red-tinted and covered by both long and short prickles.
Flowers: Ranging in colour from deep to pale pink, rarely white, with masses of yellow-anthered stamens. Flowers appear in late winter, but blooming can occur almost year round in cultivation.
Rosa minutifolia is grown in gardens as an ornamental.
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