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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Rosa stellata Woot.
USDA Symbol: ROST
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Desert rose is a prickly, 2 ft. shrub with velvety, pinnate, deciduous leaves. Solitary flowers are deep-rose-purple, and up to 2 1/2 in. across. These are followed by a dullish-red hip.
This rose blooms from June to September.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Trans Pecos, TX to AZ Native Habitat:
Mt. canyons; dry, rocky places USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff