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Lynx Lake
Sue Smith
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Thumb Butte Area - Trail 33
Doug McMillan
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Ponderosa Park Area
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Lynx Lake
Sue Smith
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Ponderosa Park Area
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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Rosa fendleri
General Description: Deciduous. This is the most abundant rose in Arizona. Grows relatively low to the ground and is multi-branched. Grows smaller than the Rosa fendleri.
Identification notes: Shrubs, grow singly or in clumps; reddish bark branches covered by prickles which may be straight, curved or hooked; leaves are compound and hairless; flowers solitary or 2 to several, arranged in clusters at the ends of lateral branches
Height: 3 feet     Width: 3 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Along streams and in pine forests.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 4000 - 9000 feet


Flowers

Color: Pink   Shape: Regular, not in clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jul
Description: Pink with 5 wavy petals, uneven in size, yellow stamens, frangrant, to 1-3/4 inches wide. Flowers are smaller than on the Rosa fendleri.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green above, lighter beneath, pinnate, 3 to 9 toothed, to 2-1/2 inches long, oval to elliptical leaflets, toothed margins, each to 3/4 inch long.


Fruit

Color: Red   Type: Berry-like   Description: Berrylike fruit (hip), turns red when mature.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to Brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Thorns to 1/4 inch long and larger than the thorns on the Rosa fendleri. Stems grayish to brownish on twigs.
Spines, thorns or prickles: Y

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