Woods' rose Rosaceae Rosa woodsii Lindl. Listen to the Latin symbol: ROWO Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, deciduous, 4-5 inches overall; 5 to 9 ovate to elliptical leaflets, each 1 to 3 inches long, serrate, green and glabrous above and below, obvious stipules at base of petiole.
Flower: Very showy and fragrant, pink to pale pink, 2-3 inches across, 5-petalled, flowering late spring through summer.
Fruit: Shiny orange-red, fleshy "hip" containing achenes, to 1/2 inch long, ripens in late summer.
Twig: Moderate, initially green, turning red-brown, bearing slightly curved to straight sharp prickles; buds red, rounded.
Bark: Light brown and very spiny.
Form: A thicket-forming shrub, reaches 3 to 10 feet.

Looks like: rugosa rose - dog rose - little wood rose - Nootka rose
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Additional Range Information:
Rosa woodsii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Woods' rose.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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