Montana Outdoors

June 8, 2018

Nootka Rose

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:29 am

Nootka Rose

Nootka Rose

Nootka Rose

Nootka Rose ~ Rosa nutkana

These were growing in the deep shade of a canyon in among rather thick brush, which perhaps accounts for their unusually deep color. It is described on the Burke Museum website as “more or less prickly or nearly unarmed”, and these had no thorns or prickles at all which was a pleasant surprise.

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  1. Oh, that sure is pretty!!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — June 8, 2018 @ 7:49 am

  2. Beautiful and lush.

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    Comment by Candace — June 8, 2018 @ 8:18 am

    • The look especially nice early in the summer before it gets too hot, and they really brighten up a trail.

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

  3. No good for my Sleeping Beauty Castle if it has no thorns. But it sure is pretty.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 8, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    • I find it interesting that within the species, some have thorns, some have prickles, and some like this one, have no armament at all.

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

      • Seems to be like the blackberries. I have thornless blackberries (bought from the nursery) growing in my fenced garden and the regular killer thorned ones in my backyard.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 8, 2018 @ 8:53 pm

        • For some reason this species varies in the amount of weaponry it displays. As far as I’m concerned it makes it a more pleasant species.

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          Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

  4. The colour is beautiful; much nicer than their pale cousins.

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    Comment by Candice — June 8, 2018 @ 10:54 am

    • There are color variations within this species and this one was dark and rich. I don’t know why.

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

  5. It does have beautiful color, deep and rich.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 8, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

    • This is the most colorful of all the wild roses around here. They really stand out!

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

  6. What a beautiful rose and great images of it too. Coming across these beauties in the wild would be a real treat.

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    Comment by Vicki — June 8, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    • This one is a deeper color, but not as prevalent as the others which are blanketing the edges of the brush now. It is a good year for wildflowers!

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 6:47 pm

  7. Pretty captures, the bud is gorgeous!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 8, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

    • Thanks. There are still a lot of buds and each is posed differently. I can’t pass them up.

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 7:52 pm

  8. It’s a little gem….

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    Comment by seekraz — June 8, 2018 @ 7:46 pm

    • The do look a little like jewelry among the leaves of the shrubbery and tall grasses.

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2018 @ 7:53 pm

  9. Those colors are fantastic!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — June 9, 2018 @ 10:23 am

    • No all in this species are this vivid, but they really stand out among the others.

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      Comment by montucky — June 9, 2018 @ 10:41 am

  10. […] a few days before, Terry had posted photos of another Montana native: the Nootka rose (Rosa nutkana). While that wild rose doesn’t overlap with Missouri’s native pasture […]

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