Rosa gallica L.
  • Species plantarum, edition 1
  • French or Gallic rose, rose of Provence, rosier de France

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Rosa gallica L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 12 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stems: distal branches green to dull red; prickles internodal, curved, sometimes erect, rarely hooked, declined, 3–7 × 2–5 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 14–24 × 3–5 mm, auricles 4–10 mm, surfaces pubescent, eglandular; petiole and rachis with sparse pricklets, puberulent, densely stipitate-glandular; leaflets 5(–7), terminal blade slightly rugose, base obtuse to subcordate, margins shallowly 1(–2)-dentate-crenate, teeth 14–23 per side, apex acute to acuminate, abaxial surfaces pale, gray green, sessile-glandular particularly on midveins, adaxial bluish green or dark green. Inflorescences 1–3(–8)-flowered. Pedicels: bracts 1 or 2, caducous, lanceolate, 8–14 × 2–4 mm, margins ciliate, surfaces glabrous or pubescent, eglandular or stipitate-glandular. Flowers: hypanthium 5–7 × 3–5(–7) mm, neck (0–)1 × 3 mm; sepal tip 7 × 2 mm, erect or spreading; petals 27–35 × 20–30 mm [or larger]; styles exsert 2–4 mm beyond hypanthium orifice. Hips leathery. Achenes 3, 5 × 4–5 mm. 2n = 28.

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    "Erect colonial shrub to 1(–1.5) m; stem with stout, hooked prickles and numerous bristles, the latter usually gland-tipped; lf-rachis with scattered short prickles; lfls 3–7, leathery, rugose above, sparsely hairy beneath, 2–6 × 2–3 cm, broadly elliptic to ovate, rounded to subcordate at base; fls mostly solitary at the branch-tips, often double; hypanthium and pedicels glandular-setose; sep deflexed and deciduous after anthesis, the outer usually pinnatifid; pet typically deep pink, (2.5–)3–4.5 cm; 2n=28. Native of Europe, rarely escaped from cult."

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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Bahia
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Goiás


    Other Local Names

    French or Gallic rose, rose of Provence, rosier de France


     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
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    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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