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Rose

A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually 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 northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Roses have acquired cultural significance in many societies. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.

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White Rose

A white rose I found at the entrance to a play back in 2012

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Beautifully Broken

The rose is so beautiful even though it is cut up into many pieces. The strange feeling you get from looking at its complexity keeps you absorbed in the picture.

Contributed by Katie Otradovec

so many layers. and the color is beautiful

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Nobody Knows This Little Rose

Ah! little rose, how easy For such as thee to die! ~Emily Dickinson

Contributed by Michelle Ziegelbaur

The Rose Family

"The rose is a rose And was always a rose. But the theory now goes That the apple's a rose And the pear is, and so's The plum I suppose. The dear only knows What will next prove a rose. You, of course, are a rose - But were always a rose." ~Robert Frost

Contributed by Michelle Ziegelbaur

This is a picture of the roses that my sister got for helping a physically disabled girl to play instruments.

Contributed by Hayley Justine Abernathy

Beautiful

two-tone flower

Contributed by Karla Balagso

just a fun little craft

Contributed by Desire Nicole

Pair of roses

Contributed by Evelyn Philistin

yellow

Contributed by Dianne Sambajon

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