Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rosa blanda Aiton image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration
Family Rosaceae
Rosa blanda Aiton
early wild rose, smooth rose, wild rose
Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
blanda: from blandus for "flattering, caressing, alluring, tempting"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-4' tall, clone-forming shrub; stems mostly without thorns or with thin thorns only at the bottom internodes
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"- 2 1/3" wide, only on last year's side branches, the sepals persistent; inflorescence either solitary or a wide cluster (corymb) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruit:red, smooth, berry-like hips
Leaf:pinnately-divided with 5 or 7 oblong, coarsely-toothed leaflets
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, hills, prairies, dunes; in sandy, loamy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Rosa list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Rosa blanda Aiton f. alba (Schuette ex Erlanson) Fernald
Rosa blanda Aiton f. carpohispida (Schuette) W.H.Lewis
Rosa blanda Aiton var. alba Schuette
Rosa blanda Aiton var. blanda
Rosa blanda Aiton var. carpohispida Schuette
Rosa blanda Aiton var. glandulosa Schuette
Rosa blanda Aiton var. hispida Farw.
Rosa blanda Aiton var. nuda Schuette
Rosa blanda Aiton var. subgeminata (Schuette) Erlanson
Rosa blanda Aiton var. subgeminata Schuette

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