Rosa stellata

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Rosa stellata
Rosa stellata mirifica.jpg
ssp. mirifica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. stellata
Binomial name
Rosa stellata

Rosa stellata is a species of rose known by the common names Desert Rose and Star Rose. In Texas this type of rose grows on dry rocky places to 6500 feet, such as the Trans-Pecos. It occurs in the mountain canyons of Arizona and New Mexico. It has trifoliate leaves, deep rose purple blossoms and yellowish white prickles on the petioles and stems. Some horticulturists considered to be a browse plant.[1]

Rosa stellata can be used as a groundcover or small shrub and grows best when partially exposed to sunlight. The purple flowers bloom in the summer and it typically grows to be between 16 and 24 inches tall.[1]


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