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Desert Rose, Star Rose
Rosa stellata


In Texas the desert rose grows on dry rocky places to 6500 feet in the mountain canyons of the Trans-Pecos and into Arizona and New Mexico. It can be identified by its trifoliate leaves, deep rose purple blossoms and yellowish white prickles on stems and petioles. It is considered to be a good browse plant.

Plant Habit or Use: groundcover
small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: rose purple

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: hips, dull reddish

Height: 16 to 24 inches

Width: 12 to 18 inches

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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