*Rose

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*Rosa sp.
ROSE

Rosaceae

Location: map coordinates T-10 (north side of Washington Building, next to entrance), N 39°11'7'' W 75°32'46''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • deciduous shrub
  • etymology: Rosa = the Latin name
  • flowers very attractive; petals typically a shade of red (yellow, or white); flowers “double” (with extra petals), as in most ornamental roses (double flowers may block access of pollinators to nectar); (the species has 5 petals)
  • fruit a rose “hip” (aggregate fruit); rich in vitamin C; made into jelly, jam
  • stems with prickles (sharp “thorny” epidermal outgrowths)
  • popular ornamental; many species, hybrids, cultivars. Native to Asia (most), Europe, northwest Africa, N. America (3 species native to Delaware). A few cultivated rose species escape into natural areas in Delaware

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)
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