small-leaved rose Rosaceae Rosa minutifolia
Leaf:Alternate, pinnately compound, serrate, 5 to 7 elliptical to round leaflets, each around 1/4 long, dark green and somewhat pubescent above, pubescent beneath.
Flower:Deep pink to pale pink, 1 1/2 inches across, single, appearing in very early spring.
Fruit:Red-brown, fleshy "hip", 1/2 inch in diameter, covered in sharp prickles.
Twig:Stout, initially green, turning red-brown, covered in thin, straight, sharp prickles.
Bark:Light brown and very spiny.
Form:A small shrub with arching canes that forms a dense cluster, reaches 4 feet.