Rosa prattii Hemsl.

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

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'Rosa prattii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rosa/rosa-prattii/). Accessed 2022-01-23.

Genus

Glossary

acute
Sharply pointed.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
corymbose
In form of corymb.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
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 prattii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rosa/rosa-prattii/). Accessed 2022-01-23.

A shrub 4 to 8 ft high in the wild; prickles narrow, straight, slightly dilated at the base. Leaflets five to seven, elliptic or lanceolate, rarely obovate, to about 58 in. long, acute, downy beneath, obscurely toothed. Flowers up to seven or so in a corymbose cluster, pink, about 1 in. wide; pedicels slender, 12 to 58 in. long, clad like the receptacle with gland-tipped bristles. Sepals entire, abruptly narrowed at the apex, contracted at the base. Fruits orange-red or scarlet.

Native of W. Szechwan, where it is common in thickets at altitudes of 7,000 to 11,000 ft; discovered by A. E. Pratt and introduced by Wilson in 1903. A pretty rose, now uncommon in gardens, allied to R. davidii.