Rosa spithamea

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Rosa spithamea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. spithamea
Binomial name
Rosa spithamea
S.Watson

Rosa spithamea is a species of rose known by the common name ground rose. It is native to Oregon and California, where it grows in forest and chaparral habitats, especially areas recently burned.

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Rosa spithamea is a small shrub growing no taller than about half a meter. The stem is studded with a few or many prickles. The glandular leaves are each made up of several double-toothed oval leaflets, the terminal leaflet up to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a cyme of up to 10 flowers with pink petals each up to 1.5 centimeters in length. The fruit is a rose hip about a centimeter wide.

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