A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhodon (Aeolic βρόδον wrodon), related to Old Persian wrd-, Avestan varəda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr, Armenian vard.
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Famous quotes containing the word rose:
“When I heard at the close of the day how my name had been receivd
with plaudits in the capitol, still it was not a happy night for me
And else when I carousd, or when my plans were accomplishd,
still I was not happy,
But the day when I rose at dawn from the bed of perfect health,
refreshd, singing, inhaling the ripe breath of autumn,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“...the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 32:6.
“Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then,
Bowed with her fourscore years and ten;
Bravest of all in Frederick town,
She took up the flag the men hauled down;”
—John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892)