Wood Rose is a delicate sub-shrub that arches up to 3'. Normally 2'. A bristly slender shrub with fairly large fragrant pink flowers. This looks like a little formal perennial in cultivation. In the wild it looks wild. I've seen it growing under manzanitas in such a tangle that I thought I would not get out. Also growing along a road in the Santa Lucias in full sun looking invisible until it flowers. Wood Rose is native from our co.(San Luis Obispo) to Idaho,Mont. and B.C.. We've found it easy to grow. Garden tolerant, moderately drought tolerant. Its normal rainfall area is between 30-50 inches/year.
Rosa gymnocarpa tolerates clay and serpentine.
Rosa gymnocarpa is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Rosa gymnocarpa has color green and is deciduous.
Flower of Rosa gymnocarpa has color pink and has a fragrance.
Fruit of Rosa gymnocarpa is edible.
Communities for Rosa gymnocarpa:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.