Wednesday, June 1, 2016

verdict in ...

Rosa blanda (Smooth Wild Rose)
i reached out to a master gardener through the [cooperative extension]
which is part of a free app i downloaded on my phone called "myGardenAnswers"
you can take or upload a picture and it will go through more than 400 images of flowers to make a list of possible matches.  if none of them fit (as was the case with the smooth wild rose) you can ask an expert.
"From the pictures, these appear to be a wild Smooth Wild rose (Rosa blanda) which is a Michigan native that typically has 1 to a few pink or rose colored blooms growing on the ends of the stems. The flowers are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches across and have 5 petals.There is a pair of "wings" attached at the base of each leaf. New brambles have no thorns and old brambles may have only a few thorns on their lower parts - hence the name."
Diane Brady, Advanced Master Gardener Volunteer

1 comment:

  1. That app is too cool! I so enjoy all your finds.


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