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Woods Rose

(Rosa woodsii)

Woods rose is a deciduous, patch-forming shrub, which grows to a height of 61 to 183 cm (24 to 72 in.). Leaves are made up of five to eleven leaflets, and the stems are usually thorny. The flowers, which bloom in the late spring and summer, grown in clusters, and are pink to rose in color. The fruit is a red hip, which remains on the plant through mid-winter.

Woods rose is a native to the intermountain west and adjacent Great Plains. It is common on well-drained, loamy to sandy soils and is most abundant on disturbed soils. It is moderately drought tolerant, but requires 30.5 to 51 cm (12 to 20 in.) precipitation for best growth. The foliage is moderately palatable to livestock and big game.

It provides cover and food for birds and small mammals. It is also used for erosion control and landscaping.

Drill or broadcast seed 1.3 to 1.9 cm (½ to ¾ in.) deep. Planting dates are fall for unstratified seed or early spring for pretreated seed.



22.4 to 33.6 kg PLS /hectare
20 to 30 lbs. PLS/acre


45,300 per lb. (0.46 kg)

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