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Flora:Nootka Rose

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Nootka Rose in the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge (Steve Hart)
Rosa nutkana
Rose Family


Alternate Names: Bristly Rose

Color Pink.jpg
Petals Pinkfive.jpg
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Description

Nootka Rose plants have smaller leaves the the similar Wood Rose.

Tips on identifying Roses

solitary flowers;red stems;five to nine toothed leaflets;light thorns;petals often notched Baldhip Rose Rosa gymnocarpa
solitary flowers;green stems;five to seven toothed leaflets;thick thorns Nootka Rose Rosa nutkana
clustered flowers;five to seven toothed leaflets Clustered Wild Rose Rosa pisocarpa
clustered flowers;five to seven toothed leaflets;strong thorns in pairs opposite on stem Pearhip Rose Rosa woodsii

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