Webb's Rose
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Webb's Rose
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Webb's Rose, Wild rose, Thorny rose • Hindi: जंगली गुलाब Jangli gulab • Ladakhi: Siah
Botanical name: Rosa webbiana    Family: Rosaceae (rose family)

Webb's Rose is a common shrub rose, widely distributed, and growing from 1500 m to all the way to 4000 m. A shrub from 1-2 m high, with straight, slender, yellowish prickles. Leaflets 5-9, obvate or almost round, obtuse, grey-blue. Flowers born singly, usually pink, with a white centre all entirely white, scented. Fruit bottle-shaped to globular, red. Native to the western Himalayas from the Pamir in central Asia to Kashmir, Tibet and Afghanistan.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Ladakh.
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