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Rosa canina L.

Dog rose

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusRosaFrom a Latin name so old its meaning is no longer known
SpeciescaninaFrom Dog Valley, eastern Sierra County

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Rosa canina (dog rose)

9/17/2016 · Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Maine

Rosa canina (dog rose)

9/18/2016 · Deer Isle Beach Vegetation Reclamation Project

Rosa canina (dog rose)

6/26/2015 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain

Rosa corymbifera Borkh.

 

Rosa canina description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Rosa canina (dog rose)

Moss galls · 5/9/2021 · Mitchell Field, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Rosa canina (dog rose)

6/26/2015 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Rosa canina (dog rose)

9/18/2016 · Deer Isle Beach Vegetation Reclamation Project

Rosa canina (dog rose)

9/18/2016 · Deer Isle Beach Vegetation Reclamation Project

Rosa canina (dog rose)

The small fuzzy things are moss galls. · 5/9/2021 · Mitchell Field, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Rosa canina (dog rose)

9/18/2016 · Deer Isle Beach Vegetation Reclamation Project

Rosa canina (dog rose)

Moss galls like this one are caused by the gall wasp Diplolepis rosae. · 5/9/2021 · Mitchell Field, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 3 × 2½" (8 × 6.1 cm) ID is uncertain

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