|The Fendler Rose is a member of
the Rose Family.
is a small shrub which grows to 7 feet in height and has dark green oval
leaves with ridged edges, which grow in groups of 3 to 7. The plant has
short, reddish thorns which grow along the stem. The plant can typically
be found growing in ponderosa pine forests at elevations between 5500
and 9000 feet.
The fruit of the Fendler Rose is
eaten by Native Americans as well as by birds and small mammals.
The Fendler Rose blooms between June and August
producing a fragrant, pink flower with 5 petals. The flower is followed
by a berrylike fruit called a 'hip' which turns red when ripe.