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Distribution and habitat
Rosa woodsii on Raspberry Island (Alaska)
Rosa woodsii is a bushy shrub which grows up to three meters tall. The shrubs can form large, dense thickets. The plant reproduces sexually by seed and vegetatively by sprouting from the root crown, layering, and by producing root suckers.
Leaves and stems
The stems are studded with prickles. The deciduous leaves are each made up of several widely spaced sharp-toothed leaflets up to 5 centimeters long.
Inflorescence and fruit
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.
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- Wiese, Karen (2013). Sierra Nevada Wildflowers (2nd ed.). p. 89.
- Jepson Manual treatment - Rosa woodsii
- Washington Burke Museum
- Southwest Colorado Wildflowers
- Rosa woodsii in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley
- Media related to Rosa woodsii at Wikimedia Commons
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