Rosa nutkana nootka rose
3-7 feet tall
Habitat: Open habitats, seepage areas, along waterways & in floodplains at low to mid-elevations.
Flowers: usually solitary (sometimes in groups of 2-3). Our largest common rose: flowers 2-3 inches across
Leaves: Alternate & pinnately compound with an odd number of leaflets (5-7). Leaf edges both single & double serrated & often gland-tipped. Green above, paler below.
Stems armed with large pair of straight (to somewhat curved) thorns at each branch node.
Fruits: round, purplish-red, with persistent sepals