Rosa
rose
8 species
4 subspecies and varieties
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Rosa caninadog rose
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona; also from Great Plains east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, thickets, forest edge, and other distrubed areas..
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-June
Growth Duration: perennial
Rosa gymnocarpabald-hip rose
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, though more common west of the crest; British Columbia to California, east to Montana.
Habitat: Dry to moist woods, forest edge, and thickets, from sea level to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial
Rosa multifloramultiflora rose, rambler rose
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washinton; British Columbia to California; east to the southern Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and eastern North America where widespread.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, highway and utility right of ways, forest edge, and other often moist, disturbed areas where escaping from cultivation.
Origin: Introduced from Asia
Flowers: April-June
Growth Duration: perennial
Rosa nutkanaNootka rose
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington on both sides of the Cascades crest; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Thickets, shores, forest edges, riparian zones, rocky slopes from low elevations to the montane.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial
ssp. macdougalii – bristly Nootka rose
ssp. nutkana – Nootka rose
Rosa pisocarpaclustered rose, peafruit rose
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southern British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Thickets, stream banks, and swampy places at lower elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial
var. pisocarpa – clustered rose, peafruit rose
Rosa rubiginosasweetbrier rose, small-flowered sweetbrier
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, though more common west of the crest; southern British Columbia to California, east to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, further east from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, thickets, shorelines, pastures, and other disturbed, open areas.
Origin: Introduced Eurasia and northern Africa
Flowers: June-July
Rosa rugosarugosa rose
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in coastal marine habitats; Alaska to Oregon; also 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 from Asia
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Rosa woodsiipearhip rose
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Great Plains and Great Lakes region.
Habitat: Valleys and hillsides at low elevations to forest openings at middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial