Sitka vs Nootka Rose

Discussion in 'Rosa (roses)' started by Barbara Lloyd, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Barbara Lloyd

    Barbara Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I lived in the San Juan Islands, WA State. We have a wild Rose that grows like a weed out there. Five petals, shades of pink and rather prickly almost like a Rugosa.
    In Alaska they call a similar rose Sitka, and here we call ours Nootka. Are they the same Rose or not. They sure look the same.
    Barbara
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The three local natives are RR. gymnocarpa, nutkana and pisocarpa. R. gymocarpa has flowers the size of a dime. R. nutkana has much larger, mostly solitary flowers. R. pisocarpa has intermediately sized flowers in clusters. Non-native species naturalized in this region include RR. canina and rubiginosa.
     

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