Rosa
rose
9 species
4 subspecies and varieties
Show only taxa with photos
Order by:
Scientific name
Common name
Display as:
Rosa caninadog rose
Distribution: Introduced at low elevations west of the Cascades, and in Idaho
Habitat: Roadside thickets.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May - June
Rosa gymnocarpabaldhip rose, wood rose
Distribution: Occurring west of and on the east slope of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to California, and in the mountains of Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Habitat: Moist or dry woods, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Rosa multiflorarambler rose
Distribution: British Columbia to California; throughout central and eastern North America. Native to eastern Asia.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadside plantings, riparian zones.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-June
Rosa nutkana
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, and in the mountains in Colorado and Utah.
Habitat: Open or wooded areas, low to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Rosa nutkana
Origin: Native
ssp. macdougalii – bristly Nootka rose
ssp. nutkana – Nootka rose
Rosa pisocarpaclustered rose, peafruit rose
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Thickets, stream banks, and swampy places at lower elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Rosa rubiginosasweetbrier rose, small-flowered sweetbrier
Distribution: Introduced chiefly west of the Cascades, and in eastern United states.
Habitat: Roadsides and pastures, occasionally in more natural areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June - July
Rosa rugosarugosa rose
Distribution: Known from a few scattered locations in lowland western Washington; Alaska and Washington in western North America; in the north-central and northeastern areas of North America.
Habitat: Edge of saltwater beaches, roadsides, forest edge, fields, and other disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June-August
Rosa woodsiipearhip rose
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the central U.S. and eastern Canada.
Habitat: Valleys and hillsides at low elevations to forest openings at mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July