A large bush, three to six feet high, with erect, branching stems, armed with a few, stout thorns, which turn back. The leaves are more or less downy, especially on the under side, with from three to seven leaflets, and the flowers usually form a cluster of few or many and are each from one to nearly two inches across, with pale pink petals.

They are lovely flowers, with a delicious fragrance, and are common at low and moderate altitudes in California, usually growing near streams.

CaliforniaWild Rose  R.Californica

CaliforniaWild Rose- R.Californica. ROSE FAMILY. Rosaceae.