Rosa gymnocarpa is a shrub growing up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. Its stem is covered with long, straight spines which may or may not be abundant.
The fragrant flowers are flat and open-faced with five petals in most any shade of pink to almost lavender. Its fruit is a red rose hip containing hard tan achenes that contain the seeds. The sepals fall away from the hip earlier than in other species of rose, hence the name baldhip rose.
- Media related to Rosa gymnocarpa at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Rosa gymnocarpa at Wikispecies
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Rosa gymnocarpa
- USDA Plants Profile: Rosa gymnocarpa
- Rosa gymnocarpa - Photo gallery of plant, flowers and hips