Sep. 17, 2020

Woods' rose, Rosa woodsii

Woods' rose can be three meters tall. This one at about 10,000 feet in the Rockies was more of a ground hugger. Wood's rose has 81 citations in the Native American Ethnobotany database. It was eaten, brewed, used for orange dye, treated many maladies, and was rather magical for fishermen, hunters and ghosts. It grows in AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY, AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, QC, SK, and YT. Summit Co CO, 6/16/13. Rose family, Rosaceae.