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Rosa

Description:

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. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.[1]

Notes:

Found this in the lobby of our building. I got so engrossed with the bloom I forgot to take a photo of the whole plant :(


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Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.03

Spotted on Aug 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 23, 2011

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