Dec. 17, 2019

cinnamon rose, Rosa cinnamomea

Some roses don't have the same aroma we expect from a rose flower. This one does, so the source of the name is a bit of a mystery. Cinnamon rose is a traditional garden rose, escaped to fields and other open areas. Our plants almost always have double flowers. Double flowers occur when stamens and pistils are changed to petals. That reduces seed production, making these very inefficient at reproducing themselves. But they still manage to compete where we've cleared spaces for them. Cinnamon rose is reported from CT, IL, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, and QC. Lenawee CO MI, 6/17/12.