A rose, by many other names

I’ve been inspired to bring you this recent image that I made of a wild rose from northern Minnesota by a recent post (here) from Steve Schwartzman, one of the essential members of my blogging community, in which he featured a Texan mallow that resembles a rose. Smooth rose 10503There are six varieties of roses that grow wild in Minnesota (though not all are native), and I originally thought it was a smooth rose (Rosa blanda), but upon further study, I’ve settled on its being a prairie rose (Rosa arkansana).

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13 Responses to A rose, by many other names

  1. Rose…it’s what’s for blogging. :-)

  2. I wasn’t familiar with the Rosa blanda, but I found plenty of information about it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_blanda

  3. Vicki says:

    Lovely rose. I like it’s simplicity (of petal organisation).

  4. I can’t tell you what it is called, but it is beautiful. Northern Minnesota is one of my favorite spots, so beautiful.

  5. seekraz says:

    It looks very similar to some of the wild roses that I found in the mountains and canyons of Utah….

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