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Dog rose
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A species of Roses
Botanical name : Rosa canina Genus : Roses

Dog rose, A species of Roses
Botanical name: Rosa canina
Genus: Roses
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Dog rose (Rosa canina)

Description

The dog rose is a pale pink type of rose. The plant is known for "climbing" as it grows and can even be found climbing up different trees. References to dog rose date back at least to ancient Rome, and it is featured in many European riddles and even Shakespearian quotes as well.
Plant Type
Shrub, Vine
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink
White
Leaf Color
Green
Blue
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General Info

Name story

Dog rose
Many people believe that the word, dog in this naming sense is a derogatory term. It is actually the literal translation of the botanical name, Rosa canina. In latin, the name is originated from its utility in which people believed that the plant can cure dog bites. Hence, it is called the dog rose.

Symbolism

Love, purity, marriage

Usages

Garden Use
Dog rose is a climbing plant, ideal for plant screens and ornamental garden use. The thorns on some varieties are beneficial when used as a hedge to keep unwanted visitors at bay. Landscape areas such as a wildlife gardens, cottage gardens, or meadows are ideal settings for the dog rose.

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