A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers are large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height.
Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa.