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Rosebush :: Take time to smell the roses.


Rosebush, Errol McKinson Oil on Canvas 24x18

Rosebush

Errol McKinson

Oil on Canvas 24x18

My rose garden at home in Laurel Maryland. The woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.

While the sharp objects along a rose stem are commonly called "thorns", they are technically prickles — outgrowths of the epidermis (the outer layer of tissue of the stem).