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Plant family: rosaceae

 

I'm constantly amazed to find yet another seemingly un-rosy plant that belongs to the rose family. Many fruit trees, including apples and stone fruits, belong to this family, as do herbaceous flowering plants such as geums and filipendulas. And roses, of course.

I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the rosaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.


Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Acaena buchananii New Zealand burrperennial (Z6-8) inconspicuous (summer-fall)1-2"
Acaena caesiiglauca New Zealand burrperennial (Z4-10) red burrs (summer)4"
Acaena caespitosa perennial (summer)2-4"
Acaena microphylla New Zealand burrperennial
Acaena myriophylla cadilloperennial greenish (summer)6-10"
Acaena saccaticupula goose leafperennial (Z6-9) inconspicuous (June)6"
Acaena sericea perennial
Alchemilla alpina alpine lady's mantleperennial (Z3-7) yellow-green (spring-early summer)6-12"
Alchemilla bulgarica lady's mantleperennial yellow3-6"
Alchemilla erythropoda lady's mantleperennial (Z5) chartreuse (summer)5"
Alchemilla flabellata lady's mantleperennial
Alchemilla glaucescens var. pubescens waxy lady's mantleperennial yellow-green (summer)6"
Alchemilla mollis lady's mantleperennial yellow (late spring)18"
Amelanchier alnifolia Western serviceberry; juneberryshrub/tree white (spring)to 40' (typically smaller, to 10')
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant' red chokeberryshrub (Z4-9) white (late spring)6-8'
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' black chokeberryshrub
Aruncus 'Guinea Fowl' dwarf goat's beardperennial (Z3-7) white (summer)24"
Aruncus aethusifolius dwarf goat's beardperennial (Z3-9) white (May-June)8-12"
Aruncus dioicus goat's beardperennial white4-5 ft
Cercocarpus montanus mountain mahoganyshrub (Z5-10) inconspicuous8-12'
Chaenomeles 'Cameo' flowering quinceshrub salmon-orange (April-May)3'
Chaenomeles 'Toyo Nishiki' flowering quinceshrub cream and rose (early spring)
Chamaebatiaria millefolium fern bush; desert sweetperennial/shrub (Z4-6) white (summer)to 6'
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington hawthorntree (Z4-8) white (spring)20'
Cydonia oblonga quinceshrub pale pink (May)
Dasiphora fruticosa bush cinquefoilshrub (Z2-6) pink2'
Dryas octopetala white mountain avensperennial (Z2-8) white (late spring-early summer)3-4"
Duchesnea indica indian strawberry; mock strawberryperennial yellow (spring)sprawler
Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' pearlbushshrub (Z5-8) white (spring)
Fallugia paradoxa apache plumeshrub (Z6-10) white (spring)3-4'
Filipendula 'Kakome' dwarf meadowsweetperennial (Z3-8) pink (July)10"
Filipendula 'Red Umbrellas' meadowsweetperennial rose (summer)30"
Filipendula camtschatica perennial (Z4) white (summer)to 9'
Filipendula palmata 'Nana' Siberian meadowsweetperennial deep pink (summer)14-16"
Filipendula rubra queen of the prairie, meadowsweetperennial (Z3-8) pink/white (early summer)4-6'
Filipendula vulgaris dropwortperennial (Z3-10) white (late spring)1-3'
Geum canadense white avensperennial white (spring-summer)2'
Geum chiloense avensperennial yellow (spring into summer)2 ft
Geum magellanicum perennial (Z7-11) red (summer-fall)36"
Geum ponticum avensperennial yellow12-24"
Geum rivale water avens; purple avensperennial purple/white (spring-summer)2-3'
Geum triflorum prairie smokeperennial (Z4) 6"pink
Gillenia stipulata American ipecacperennial (Z5) white (May-June)to 4'
Gillenia trifoliata bowman's root, indian physicperennial (Z4-8) white-pink2-3'
Luetkea pectinata partridgefootperennial (Z3B) creamy white (summer)4-6"
Malus appletree white/pink (spring)
Malus sargentii Sargent's crab appletree pink (May)
Petrophytum caespitosum rock spiraeaperennial (Z5-8) white4"
Petrophytum cinerascens Chelan rockmatperennial white2-8"
Photinia villosa var. laevis oriental photiniashrub (Z4-7) white8-15'
Physocarpus opulifolius ninebarkshrub white (late spring)6-10'
Potentilla 'Monsieur Rouillard' cinquefoilperennial (Z5-8) red (summer)18"
Potentilla argyrophylla perennial yellow/red (early summer)
Potentilla hyparctica arctic cinquefoilperennial (Z3-9) yellow (late spring-early summer)4-6"
Potentilla megalantha strawberry cinquefoilperennial (Z6) yellow10"
Potentilla nepalensis cinquefoilperennial (Z3-8) rosy pink (early summer)12" tall
Potentilla neumanniana spring cinquefoilperennial yellow (April-May)3"
Potentilla nevadensis Nevada cinquefoilperennial (Z5-10) creamy yellow4-8"
Potentilla norvegica rough cinquefoil yellow (early summer)to 3'
Potentilla porphyrantha perennial purple (spring)2-6"
Potentilla rupestris cinquefoilperennial (Z6-11) white15"
Potentilla thurberi scarlet cinquefoilperennial (Z5-9) red (summer)12-30"
Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark Dwarf' apricot (Z6)tree white (early spring)10'
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud' purple-leaf plumtree (Z4) pink (April)20'
Prunus cerasus sour cherrytree white10'
Prunus padus 'Summer Glow' European bird cherrytree (Z3-7) white (April-May)20-50'
Prunus persica var. nucipersica nectarinetree pink
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' flowering cherrytree (Z5b-9) pink (mid spring)15-25'
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula plena rosea' weeping Higan cherrytree (Z5-8) pink (early spring)25'
Pseudocydonia sinensis Chinese quincetree pink petal with white base15-25 ft
Pyrus calleryana Bradford pear; callery peartree (Z5-8) white (spring)20-40'
Pyrus communis peartree white (April)10'
Raphiolepis indica Indian hawthornshrub (Z6-9)
Rosa roseshrub various (late spring)
Rosa 'Black Cherry' roseshrub dark red (summer)3-4'
Rosa 'Citrus Splash' floribunda roseshrub yellow/orangeto 3-4'
Rosa 'Knockout' series Knock Out roseshrub red, pink
Rosa 'New Dawn' climbing roseperennial shrub (Z5-9) blush pink (June-October)climber to 12'
Rosa rubiginosa sweetbriar rose; eglantineshrub (Z4-9) pink, fragrant4-6'
Rosa virginiana Virginia roseshrub pink4 ft
Rosa x rehderiana polyantha roseshrub
Rubus fruticosus 'Ouachita' blackberryshrub (Z5-9) white
Rubus spectabilis salmonberryshrub (Z6-10) pink-red (late spring-early summer)
Rubus thibetanus 'Silver Fern' ghost brambleshrub (Z6-9) purple5-6'
Sanguisorba hakusanensis Korean burnetperennial rose-pink12" (24" in bloom)
Sanguisorba menziesii Menzies' burnetperennial (Z4) red (summer)30"
Sanguisorba officinalis salad burnet; great burnetperennial red (summer-fall)3-4'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. purpurea purple burnet; oriental burnetperennial (Z4-7) burgundy (summer)4'
Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame' Japanese spireashrub (Z3-8) purple (June)3-4'
Spiraea x vanhouttei spireadeciduous shrub white (May)4'
Waldsteinia ternata barren strawberryperennial (Z4-8) yellow (spring-summer)4-6"

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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