Feature #3 > January 19th, 2013 Journal Entry

A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. 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 northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.1

The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon (Aeolic βρόδον wródon), itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd- (wurdi), related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr. Read more


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  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

    Lovely! Please consider submitting this to COLOR ME A RAINBOW (IN NATURE) – this week we are featuring RED works of nature.

  • Thank you very much. I am glad you like it. [I am late for submitting thanks to hurricane Sandy. 9 days without power, and additional 6 days without internet.]

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous! Excellent work of art!

  • Thank you so much!

    – © Sophie W. Smith

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

    very nice. have you sold any of these?

  • Thank you and – Nope! I opened RB account at the end of October of last year, I guess it is to early.

    – © Sophie W. Smith

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