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Facts of Wild Prairie Rose Plant, "Scientific name for Wild Praire Rose is Rosa arkansana".
Wild Prairie Rose it is a variety of rose that belongs to the Rosa genus of the Rosaceae family. The Wild Prairie Rose which is named after the Arkansas River in Colorado. The Wild Praire Rose is native to a huge area of the central part of North America, the area between the Rocky Mountain and the Appalachian Mountain from Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan south to Texas, New Mexico, and Indiana. The extensive distribution and resulting hereditary drift of the species has led to a wide synonymy.
The flowers of the Wild Prairie Rose plant have a size of 2 inches (5 cm) and they are broad and perfumed. The color of the petals of the Wild Prairie Rose flower diverges from the pink color to white color or sometimes they have the deep rose light color. Usually, the flowers of the Wild Praire Rose bloom in groups at the ends of the branches of the plant. The Wild Prairie Rose plants are grown in woodland margins, prairies, and disturbed areas.
The leaves of the Wild Prairie Rose plant are compound with oval-shaped leaflets, ranging from 7 to 11, with the length of 1 inch (2.5 cm). They are sharply toothed, or serrated and soft on both sides.
A minimum of three Wild Prairie Rose flowers will stand on fresh-growth branches of the plant, which are unprotected with prickles. Corymb is the inflorescence of the Wild Prairie Rose plant. The peduncles on this plant are glabrous amid five sepals. The styles of the plant are not exerted, but constant, while the stamens are many.
Wild Prairie Rose is the state flower of North Dakota and Iowa, the renowned states of the United States of America. The Wild Prairie Rose plant is cultivated as a decorative plant, and has turned out to be naturalized in parts of New York, Massachusetts, and North Dakota.
The Wild Prairie Rose plant is seen growing along the roadsides, in fields, and in native pastures in North Dakota. This flower blooms with five bright pink colored petals with a group of yellow color stamens in the middle.
The Wild Prairie Rose plant has been in survival for about 35 million years and grows all through North America naturally. The hips and the petals of the Wild Prairie Rose are safe to eat and they have been exploited in medicines since prehistoric times.
Rose hips, the fruit of the Wild Prairie Rose that forms at the bottom of the flower, are a dietary treasure chest, which are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K, beta-carotene, pectin, and bio-flavinoids. These elements create a powerful antioxidant effect that protects and improves the immune system of the human body. Rose hips perk up blood pressure and cholesterol, weight management and digestive efficiency. They are a special winter treat for wild animals and birds, as well.
Some interesting facts about the Wild Prairie Rose plant
The Wild Prairie Roses use to blossom on Shrubs with upright stems.
The Wild Prairie Rose plants are distributed across Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, east to Minnesota and Kansas and north to Colorado.
Usually, the flowers of the Wild Prairie Rose plant emerge from May to August.
The seeds of the Wild Prairie Rose plant are regularly contained in wheat, oats, barley, sweet clover seed and rye.
The petals of the flowers of the Wild Prairie Rose plant can be used to make tea, in salads, or they can be candied.