Rosa woodsii ssp. ultramontana

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Scientific Name Rosa woodsii ssp. ultramontana USDA PLANTS Symbol ROWOU2
Common Name Wild Rose, Woods' Rose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 526557
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine; in moist habitats, along streams, open forests, slopes and roadsides.
Plant: Deciduous, thicket-forming shrub to 6 feet tall, prickly stems.
Leaves: Compound leaves with 5 to 7 elliptic leaflets up to 2 inches long with toothed, non-glandular edges.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 2 to 4 showy, fragrant pink to deep pink flowers up to 2-1/2 inches across, 5 somewhat heart-shaped petals, protruding yellow stamens and pistils, sepals 3/8 to 3/4-inch long.
Bloom Period: June to September.
Fruit: Hard, rounded to ellipsoid, reddish "rose hips" up ro 5/8-inch long with protruding sepals.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K Guennel, "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams, and SEINet.
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