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Arizona Rose

I encountered two wild roses while in Flagstaff. Fendler’s or Wood’s Rose which is a paler pink and Arizona Rose (pictured). According to Epple’s Plants of Arizona, they like different environments. The Arizona Rose grows along streams or in small clearings in Ponderosa Pine Forests which was exactly where I found it. I was on the Schultz Creek trail following the creek. The Fendler’s on the other hand, likes Roadsides, slopes and large clearings. I found it in a wide open meadow at Aspen Corner. There were quite a few of both so look for them if you’re in Flagstaff area any time soon!