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Rosa arkansana
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Logical classificationedit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. arkansana
Binomial name
Rosa arkansana
Rosa pratincola
Rosa suffulta
Rosa suffulta var. relicta
Rosa arkansana, the grassland rose[1] or wild grassland rose, is a types of rose local to an enormous area of focal North America, between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains from Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan south to New Mexico, Texas and Indiana. There are two assortments:

Rosa arkansana var. arkansana
Rosa arkansana var. suffulta (Greene) Cockerell
The name Rosa arkansana comes from the Arkansas River in Colorado. The species’ wide dissemination and subsequent hereditary float has prompted a broad synonymy. It is an enduring subshrub and its local natural surroundings incorporate grasslands, side of the road, and trenches. The plant draws in butterflies and birds.[2]

The name grassland rose is likewise now and then applied to Rosa blanda, otherwise called the glade rose or smooth rose, which is additionally generally spread, yet fairly further toward the north.

Wild rose is the state bloom of the U.S. provinces of Iowa and North Dakota. In Iowa, show expresses the species is Rosa pratincola (at present treated as an equivalent word of Rosa arkansana). North Dakota, then again, indicates either Rosa arkansana or Rosa blanda. Alberta’s “wild rose” is Rosa acicularis.

Rosa arkansana is developed as a decorative plant, and has become naturalized in pieces of Massachusetts, New York, and North Dakota.


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^ “Rosa arkansana”. Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
^ “Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – The University of Texas at Austin”. Retrieved 2022-01-02.
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