Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima

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Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima (Greene) Cole

Rosaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

 

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 woodsii subsp. gratissima is a subshrub.

Naming

Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima was already described and the name validly published by Edward Lee Greene. It was Walter Hepworth Lewis and Barbara Jean Ertter, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2007.

Taxonomy

Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima is a subspecies 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 150 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa woodsii subsp. gratissima produces corymbs of five-stellate flowers from May to July.

The subshrubs carry orange hips.

Root System

Distribution

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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