Rosa rugose alba: Japanese rose

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Rosa rugosa [rugosa rose, Japanese rose, or Ramanas rose] is a species of rose native to eastern Asia, in northeastern China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Siberia, where it grows on the coast, often on sand dunes. It should not be confused with Rosa multiflora, which is also known as “Japanese rose”.

Rosa rugosa is a suckering shrub which develops new plants from the roots and forms dense thickets 1–1.50 m tall with stems densely covered. The flowers are pleasantly scented, dark pink to white with somewhat wrinkled petals; flowering occurs in spring.

Photo: Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, USA [20150728]

Source: Wikipedia

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One response to “Rosa rugose alba: Japanese rose

  1. I’m a great fan of rugosas. We were admiring one growing wild yesterday which was covered in clusters of hips, fully open blooms and slender buds all at once! You don’t see that in many other flowers.

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