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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Compound Leaves )
Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Common Wild Rose
Rosa woodsii

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Eastern Slope Montane
Height:
 Up to 1.5 m

Description: Wild rose is one of the most recognizable plants in Alberta. The flowers have five pink, showy petals, spread wide with a yellowish centre. The flowers are between 4 and 5 cm in diametre. The flowers appear singly, or in small groups at the end of leafy branches. The sharply toothed compound leaves contain 5-9 leaflets. Each leaflet is from 2 to 7 cm long. They grow in an alternate arrangement on the branch. This rose has sparse, curved spines as opposed to the thick covering of other eastern slope roses. The flower gives way to a red rose hip, essentially a hard, red mass, up to 2 cm long, with a series of bracts at the far end. Similar to the prickly wild rose, the sparse covering of spines on the stem is distinctive to the common wild rose.

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