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Captured in the late evening, off one of the trails at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Prairie Rose, Rosa arkansana Porter, of the Rose family; Flowers – pink to white, rarely deep rose, has five petals. They are 3-7 cm (11/2 to 21/2 inches) in diameter, in clusters of two to three blooms, at the top of this year’s branches, and often on last years side branches, sepals persistent. Flowering June-August.Fruit – red or purple, smooth, berry like hips, 12 mm (1/2 inch) wide, bright red when ripe and contains many seeds.Leaves – alternate, decidous, odd pinnate with five to nine leaflets elliptical to elliptic-ovate, 1/4 cm (3/8 to 15/8 inches) long, 5-30mm (3/16 to 11/8 inch) wide, double serrate, teeth gland tipped, otherwise glabrous.Growing Patterns – Erect perennial, under 100 cm (40 inches) tall shrub, forming clones, stems densely prickly on most of the stem and internodes, thorns straight and unequal.

Growth Environment – open prairies, woodland margin, in sunny roadsides, railroad right of way, field edges pastures and undisturbed areas.

Info gleaned from the book Wild Flowers of Manitoba by Ben W. Holyk.

Camera details: Canon EOS Digital XTI, with Sigma 150mm F2.8 Apo Macro DG Lens, Aperture 9.0, Shutter Speed 1/400 ISO 200

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Ahh!!!! So beautiful!!!!

  • Hi Robin
    Thanks for your comments
    I appreciate the fave BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 4 years ago

    very nice my friend

  • Thanks Cheryl
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    What a beauty, Larry! Wonderful catpure, very interesting read!

  • Thanks Mike
    Much appreciated as always

    – Larry Trupp

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Lovely shot of a lovely subject, Larry.

  • Thanks Sheila
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    lovely flower and light!

  • Thanks Edyta
    Always much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 4 years ago

    A real beauty of a rose!!
    So well done dear Larry…………… :)))

  • Thanks Rose
    Much appreciated, as always

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 4 years ago

    This is a lovely capture of this rose Larry. Being from Alberta where this is the provincial flower it happens to be one of my favorite spring favorites and I love the scent. A fave! :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie
    Your comments are always appreciated
    Thanks for the fave…BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful capture, Larry!

  • Thanks Barbara
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot in the brilliant sunshine!! Great info and composition Larry!! Well done!!

  • Thanks Blair
    Much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Larry, this is great, the sun on the bloom is wonderful!

  • Thanks Trish
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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