Rosaceae Gallery - wildflowers of the Rose family

With getting on for 5000 separate species, the Rose family is huge; it includes not only the Dog Rose of the hedgerows and Burnet Rose of sand dunes but also many fruit trees including apples and raspberries and a large number of wildflowers. Characteristics of the Rosaceae include alternate leaves, usually pinnate, and flowers in most but not all instances with five petals.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

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