|wild rose (Rosa spp.)||
wild rose (Rosa spp.; ROSE FAMILY [Rosaceae]) Spiny shrubs with showy, white, pink, or purple flowers, ¾-4" wide, the petals broadest at the tip and usually slightly indented. Leaves compound with stipules at the base and 3-9 pinnate leaflets. About 20 species in our area, many of them escaped from cultivation. Roadsides, thickets, and open woods. Flowers in late spring and summer. 
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