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The smooth rose grows erect 1 to 3 feet high, with little branching and mostly without thorns. It has white to pink flowers with 5 petals. In the center are numerous stamens with white and yellow anthers surrounding a short, but wide column of yellow to orange petals. Leaves are pinnate with 5 to 9 oblong leaflets and course teeth.
The smooth rose is found in forest openings and along roads. They prefer full sun in meadows, prairies and along dry hillsides.
A number of smooth rose plants can be found along the roadside near Pine Lake on Hwy 29.
Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013
I think simple roses are the best