Rose, (genus, rosa genus of some 100 species of perennial shrubs in the rose family rosaceae ).Leaves on susceptible varieties turn yellow and drop early.

Aphrodite and Venus in Myth and Mimesis.Rose (otto of roses, attar of roses Ditto Rose buds: Ditto Rose flowers: Ditto Rose fruit (hips Ditto Rose leaves: Rosa spp.Some species such as Rosa rugosa and Rosa pimpinellifolia have densely packed straight prickles, probably an adaptation to reduce browsing by animals, but also possibly an adaptation to trap wind-blown sand and so reduce erosion and protect their roots (both of these species grow naturally.

The oil is transparent pale yellow or yellow-grey in colour.In most species they are 5 to 15 centimetres (2.0.9 in) long, pinnate, with (3) 59 (13) leaflets and basal stipules ; the leaflets usually have a serrated margin, and often a few small prickles on the underside of the stem.