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Rosa x wichuraiana (Rambler rose)

Kingdom:   Plantae
(Unranked):        Angiosperms
(Unranked):        Eudicots
(Unranked):        Rosids
Order:       Rosales
Family:      Rosaceae
Genus:      Rosa
Species:     Rosa. x wichuraiana
Binomial name: Rosa x wichuraiana.  There are many hybrids
Synonym: Rosa wichuraiana
Common name: Rambler rose

Rosa x wichuraiana hybrids are in the family of Rosaceae which is a medium-sized family of flowering plants, including about 2830 species in 95 genera.  
They are an evergreen or semi-evergreen, scrambling shrubs with long trailing intertwining stems that have hooked prickles. These roses can climb up supporting hedges or trees to a height of 6m.
They have loose clusters of (up to 25) flowers of during November – April. The flowers have 5 or more petals and can be single or double and the can have a width of 25-50mm.  They are very variable in colour, ranging from white to crimson.
Rambler roses are found growing wild on roadsides, bush margins and waste areas throughout New Zealand.




The prickles on a stem.

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