Scientific Name: Rosa spp.
Family Name: Rosaceae
Bloom Period: Summer to early fall.
Life Span: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 m to 3 m tall.
Habitat: Widespread and common at low to mid elevations in open forest and on open slopes, floodplains, clearings and other disturbed areas.
Leaf Description: Compound with 5-7 toothed leaflets. Slightly hairy beneath.
Flower and Petal Description: Fragrant pink to pale pink with 5 broad petals.
Stem Description: Thick thorns in a variation on stems.
Fruit Description: Purplish-red to scarlet round to pear-shaped fleshy hips. Sepals remain at the top of hip.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans dry the hips and seep in teas for vitamin C.
This flower is native to the area.