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Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa

Other Names: Wrinkled Rose

Family
  • Rosaceae – Rose family
Flower
  • 5-7.5 cm (2-3 inch)
  • 5 petals and 5 sepals – usually rose or purple colored, sometimes white flower
Leaf
  • 7.5-15 cm (3-6 inches)
  • pinnately compound
  • dark green, wrinkly, and deeply veined leaflets that are toothed and oval-shaped
Location
  • found in much of North America in coastal thickets, sand dunes, along roads
Flowering Time
  • June - September
Other
  • topmost branches are coated with thick bristles
  • fruits are dark red hips with long sepals on top
  • whole plant is between 0.6 and 2.1 meters (2 and 8 feet) tall
  • non-native from Asia
Name Origin
  • N/A
Rugosa Rose flower

Rugosa Rose buds

Rugosa Rose Leaves and Hips