Rosa arkansana

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Rosa arkansana Porter

Rosaceae

Life form: subshrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Rosa arkansana, commonly known as prairie rose, is a subshrub.

Naming

Taxonomy

Rosa arkansana is a species in the genus Rosa which contains approximately 180 to 623 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 50 to 60 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa arkansana has imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa arkansana produces corymbs of pink five-stellate flowers from May to August.

The subshrubs produce red hips in autumn.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa arkansana is native to Canada, the northern Prairie States of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the Northeast of the US, New Mexico and the southern Prairie States of the US.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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