Rosa blanda Aiton  
Family: Rosaceae
early wild rose, meadow roae, smooth rose, wild rose
[Rosa blanda f. alba Aiton, Rosa blanda f. carpohispida Aiton, Rosa blanda var. alba Aiton, Rosa blanda var. blanda Aiton, Rosa blanda var. carpohispida Aiton, Rosa blanda var. glandulosa Aiton, Rosa blanda var. hispida Aiton, Rosa blanda var. nuda Aiton, Rosa blanda var. subgeminata Aiton]
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Etymology: Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-4' tall, clone-forming shrub; stems mostly without thorns or with thin thorns only at the bottom internodes
Leaves: pinnately-divided with 5 or 7 oblong, coarsely-toothed leaflets
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"- 2 1/3" wide, only on last year's side branches, the sepals persistent; inflorescence either solitary or a wide cluster (corymb) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: red, smooth, berry-like hips
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, hills, prairies, dunes; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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