Rose – Smooth

Rosa blanda Aiton

Family Rose (Rosaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Forest edges, dunes, meadows
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers are conspicuous, up to 3″ wide with single or a few flowered clusters. Five pink petals surround a central yellow disk supporting numerous stamens.
Leaf Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets on a short, smooth stalk. Leaflets are oblong with toothed margins.
Notes Upper stems are smooth and thornless. Lower stems may have a few slender thorns. This is a low shrub. The fruit (rose hip) is dry, red, smooth oval and not poisonous.

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