Rosa woodsii facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRosa woodsii
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Rosa woodsii is a species of wild rose known by the common names Woods' rose, and interior rose.
Distribution and habitat
In the Sierra Nevadas, it grows to 11,200 feet (3,400 m) in moist, rocky soils in mixed coniferous forest, upper montane forest, and subalpine forest.
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. They can be eaten, used in tea or as medicine.
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