Interior rose, also known as Woods' rose in honor
of the English architect and systemic botanist Joseph Woods, is a resident
of generally moist areas up to 11,000' in the San Gabriels, San Bernardinos
and desert mountains and north to the Sierras, Cascades and Canada.
The persistent sepals in fruit differentiate it from R. gymnocarpa.
It is a loose to thick shrub growing to 9' or so, with gray-brown or
red-brown stems, few to many ± slender and straight prickles
and leaves with 5-7 subglabrous, oval, coarsely serrate leaflets. One
to five flowers are borne on a glandless inflorescence, each of which
typically has more than ten pistils. It blooms from May to August.
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Pronunciation: RO-za WOODS-ee-eye gra-TIS-i-ma.
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