Rosa gymnocarpa

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Rosa gymnocarpa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
R. gymnocarpa
Binomial name
Rosa gymnocarpa

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


Rosa gymnocarpa is a perennial[2] 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 pink or white 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 bald-hip rose. The leaves are pinnately compound, alternate, with five to nine leaflets, each of which are 1 to 4 cm. Leaflets are elliptic to ovate to round.[3]

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  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Rosa gymnocarpa". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  3. ^ "Rosa gymnocarpa | Landscape Plants | Oregon State University". Retrieved 2021-03-26.

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