Rosaceae
Rosa gymnocarpa

Baldhip Rose

Slender, weak-stemmed shrub. Stems grayish brown, prickles few to many, slender, more or less straight. Leaves deciduous, with odd number of hairless leaflets. Leaflets with rounded tips, double-toothed glandular edges. Inflorescence is loose cluster of 1–3 small flowers with stalked glands. Flowers pink, each petal about 1/3 in. Five green sepals at base have glands, smooth edges, tips equal length of flower. Sepals fall off, leaving the scarlet hip bare when ripe. Grows in forests, shrublands, from near sea level to high elevations. May hybridize with R. nutkana.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--5 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes