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Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

Posted by MojaveLove 5 - IL (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 12 at 19:32

I have another post here about a mystery rose bush at my mom's rental home, owned by a friend that inherited it. The garden is in pretty bad shape. Anyway, I took a picture of this a month or so ago as I wasn't sure if it were a rose plant or not. It is FULL of tiny thorns. The leaves resemble rose leaves. But I am wondering if it is a rose or a scary weed.

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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

Yes, it's a rose bush. You can see the stipules at the bases of some of the leaves and that's the key.


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

It resembles some of the OGR class, but could also be something along the lines of the OGR type English. Yes, definitely a rose. Kim


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Looks like a rugosa or maybe spinosissima.


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Mojave, it's a Moss Rose considered an OGR. It Blooms once a year. Peg it down it should give you lots of blooms and take pictures.


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

Please tell us that there are buds on this! It's definitely a rose, and it may be a moss as ladyrose65 suggests, or another old garden rose. You may have found something important.

Be sure to keep in touch. We OGR folks love finding roses ... even if someone else is doing the finding and we are living the discovery vicariously.


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

mmmm, i thought moss or maybe a gallica.


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

What a LOVELY plant! How fortunate you are!

Jeri


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Definately a rose of old origins. If any looks at the photo again look at the top left corner, there are about 4 spent flower heads in the shot and one in the lower left might even be a hip.
Regards David.


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

Leda has thorns like that...


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RE: Is this a rose bush (very thorny)

I've seen Damask Perpetuals ("Portlands") with that look, especially when they grow in soil particularly to their liking. My 'Pickering Four-Seasons' and original 'Rose du Roi' look very much like the rose in these pictures when they're first coming out in the spring; and the 'Portland Rose' itself isn't too far off in its characteristics...


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