Plant Spotting: Woods' Rose

Plant Spotting: Woods' Rose

By Max Licher, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet

SCIENTIFIC NAME(S):

  • Rosa woodsii (Lindl.)

COMMON NAME(S):

  • Woods' rose

  • Wood's rose

  • interior rose

FAMILY:

Rosaceae

GROWTH:

Perennial subshrub

Collected by: Elray Nixon, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet

 

ECOLOGY:

Woods’ rose is a bushy, perennial, North American subshrub that grows up to 3 meters (roughly 10 feet) tall. They grow into large, dense thickets. They have deciduous leaves that are made up of several widely-spaced sharp-toothed leaflets up to 5cm (2 inches) long. Their flowers range from pale to dark pink, and grow up to 10cm (4 inches). They also produce a red rose hip fruit, which are roughly a centimeter long. The rose can grow in environments up to 11,200 feet (3,400m), and are found in a wide variety of environs.