Rose in bloom

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

This rose is on Irondale Beach. It is standing wild, but the blossoms are 5 inches across and it is such a vivid color. I do not know if it is wild or not.

I have read the Louisa May Alcott book, Rose in Bloom. I loved the clearly stated ethics in those books when I was little. As if there were rules and they could be learned and followed, even though I knew that the real world was much more confusing and people were much more mysterious.

2 thoughts on “Rose in bloom

  1. Lou Carreras says:

    It looks like a Rosa rugosa, which evidently is an Asian import which has done a nice job of naturalizing. along the New England cost line it’s a common rose in dunes and coastal roads for it’s flowers. It’s such a favorite that it’s commonly taken for a native plant. Birds love the rose hips, and unlike the multiflora rose it does not seem to be terribly invasive.

    • drkottaway says:

      Also, it’s really really spikey, so the deer don’t eat as much of it.

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