Rosa gymnocarpa

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

Rosa gymnocarpa is a species of rose native to western North America. It is known by the common names dwarf rose,[1] baldhip rose, and wood rose. It grows in shady, damp, and rich forests.

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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.[2]

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