Broadleaf, deciduous shrub; may form a thicket and reach a height of 8 ft (2.5 m). Stems are generally black, sometimes dark red, with few paired prickles at nodes, each are usually straight and thick based. Leaves alternate and odd-pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets, each sharply pointed and single-toothed serrated. Flower clusters carry 2-10 flowers, which are deep pink, small, about 1-2 cm across. The fruit (rose hip) is about 1 cm wide, gobe- or egg-shaped, with persistent sepals and stamens, and borne in clusters.
Sun to shade, a riparian species so it does well in moist, even water logged soils
Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native from southern British Columbia to northern California, mostly on the west side of the Cascades in BC and Washington, but more wide spread in Oregon and extending to a single county in northern Idaho. Intergrades with R. californica , R. woodsii , R. nutkana
- pisocarpus: with pea-like fruit, possibly a reference to its sometimes spherical (globe) shaped fruit.
Corvallis: in Starker Arts Park; on the western end of the planting along the bike path which borders the constructed wetland south of the pond
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