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These are close-up and macro photos of the Virginia Rose. The Virginia Rose is a wildflower that grows throughout the midwestern U.S. and is a source of food and cover for birds and small wildlife. Larger version of these photos of the Virginia Rose can be viewed by using a mouse rollover, clicking an image, or using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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macro photo of a virginia rose blossum
Virginia Rose #1154
Information from the USDA states that the seeds from the Virginia Rose are a good source of vitamin E and that its fruit is a good source of vitamin C. The plant has historically been used for a variety of medicinal purposes and continues to be studied for anti-cancer properties.

close-up photo of a Virginia Rose blossum
Virginia Rose #1163
All wild roses have just five petals and for most species, the petals are pink.

close up photo of a purple virginia rose
Virginia Rose #1417
Roses have been hybridized since the era of ancient Rome. There are now more than 20,000 hybrid roses with about 200 more created every year.

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Virginia Rose #1425
There are four states that have wild roses as their state flowers: Georgia, Iowa, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.

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Virginia Rose #1429
Some quotes from literature and poetry: "Love is like the wild rose" (Emily Bronte), My love is like a red, red rose" (Robert Burns), "A rose by any other name is still a rose" (William Shakespeare).

wildflower photo of the virginia rose
Virginia Rose #1436
There are just over about 100 species of wild roses in the world and only some of these are native to North America. The Virginia Rose is one.

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Rose Heart
The Virginia Rose is a wildflower that provides both cover and nourishment for birds and wildlife.

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Virginia Rose #1423b
The Virginia Rose grows to between 4 and 6 feet tall with flower blossums from 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

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