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Lynx Lake
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Plant - winter
Thumb Butte Area - Trail 33
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Ponderosa Park Area
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Lynx Lake
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Ponderosa Park Area
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Thorns
Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. This is the most abundant rose in Arizona. Grows relatively low to the ground and is multi-branched. Found in shady stream sides and forest edges. Grows smaller than the Rosa fendleri.
Height: 3 feet     Width: 3 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 4000 - 9000 feet

Similar Species: Rosa fendleri


Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink   Shape: Regular, not in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jul
Description: Pink with 5 wavy petals, uneven in size, yellow stamens, frangrant, to 1-3/4 inches wide. Flowers are smaller than on the Rosa fendleri.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green above, lighter beneath, pinnate, 3 to 9 toothed, to 2-1/2 inches long, oval to elliptical leaflets, toothed margins, each to 3/4 inch long.
Spines: Y


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Red   Type: Berry-like   Description: Berrylike fruit (hip), turns red when mature.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to Brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Thorns to 1/4 inch long and larger than the thorns on the Rosa fendleri. Stems grayish to brownish on twigs.

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