Rosa pisocarpa A. Gray

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Rosa pisocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rosa/rosa-pisocarpa/). Accessed 2020-10-29.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
ellipsoid
An elliptic solid.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
receptacle
Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Rosa pisocarpa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rosa/rosa-pisocarpa/). Accessed 2020-10-29.

A shrub 3 to 6 ft high in the wild, sometimes taller; branches slender, unarmed or with a few straight prickles, which occur in pairs at the nodes. Leaflets five or seven, sometimes nine, oval or ovate, 12 to 158 in. long, simply and finely toothed, downy beneath. Flowers 1 in. or rather more across, with rounded, overlapping, bright rosy petals, occurring in clusters of as many as four or five, but sometimes solitary. Pedicels and receptacle glabrous. Sepals slender, slightly expanded at the apex, glandular-bristly on the back. Fruits purplish red when fully ripe, globose or ellipsoid, up to 12 in. wide; sepals persistent. Bot. Mag., t. 6857.

Native of western N. America from British Columbia to N. California. An interesting and brightly coloured rose, with small, nearly always clustered flowers. In the form figured in the Botanical Magazine the fruits are about the size of a pea, as in the type (whence pisocarpa), but they can be 12 in. or even slightly more wide.

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