Rosa woodsii

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

Rosa woodsii is a species of rose known by the common name Woods' rose. It is native to North America including much of Canada and Alaska and the western and central United States. It grows in a variety of habitat types, including disturbed areas.[1]


Rosa woodsii is a bushy shrub which grows up to three meters tall, the stems studded with prickles. The shrubs can form large, dense thickets. The deciduous leaves are each made up of several widely spaced sharp-toothed leaflets up to 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a cyme of up to a few fragrant flowers with five petals in any shade of pink and measuring up to 2.5 centimeters in length. The fruit is a red rose hip which may be over a centimeter long. The plant reproduces sexually by seed and vegetatively by sprouting from the root crown, layering, and by producing root suckers.[1]


  1. ^ a b "US Forest Service Fire Ecology". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 

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