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Klara's Plant Pick - Woods' rose

 

October 8, 2020

Roger Dey

"Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best." -Emilia, Act 2 of The Two Noble Kinsmen, William Shakespeare

The Woods' rose (Rosa woodsii) was named for Joseph Woods, a botanist who specialized in roses in the late 1700s to mid-1800s. Also known as the common wild rose or the mountain rose, this shrub can be found throughout the Blackfoot Valley, particularly in dry forest areas, the ponderosa...



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