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Rosa woodsii (Woods' rose)
Bengston, Bennie

Rosa woodsii

Rosa woodsii Lindl.

Woods' rose, Western wild rose

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ROWO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

The Wood rose is a much-branched, deciduous shrub, up to 5 ft. tall, often growing in dense thickets. Stems are red and prickled on their lower portions, though not as well-armed as other wild roses. Leaves are pinnately-compoud with five to nine leaflets. Pink, five-petaled flowers, 2 in. across, are followed by many orange-red hips.

This is a variable species, with a number of varieties occuring throughout the western states.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , SK
Native Distribution: ND to B.C., irregularly s. to TX, CA & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Open woods; plains; stream banks; stony slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy or light clay soils.
Conditions Comments: This is a variable species with a number of varieties occuring throughout the western states. All are susceptible to fungal problems.

Benefit

Warning: Plant has thorns or prickles.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Propagated by stem cuttings or division of rootstock. Softwood cuttings should be taken with a heel and treated with hormone. Rose seeds should be taken from the hips as soon as ripe and planted in the open or stratified before planting. Suckers can be
Seed Collection: Hips can be collected as soon as they are ripe. Achenes can then be extracted by macerating the hips in water and recovering the seeds by flotation.
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rosa woodsii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rosa woodsii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rosa woodsii

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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