Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Characteristics of the Rosaceae (Rose) family

  • Herbaceous or woody, often shrubs or trees
  • Stipules at base of each leaf
  • Sepals 5, petals 5, free
  • Hypanthium (cup-like structure composed from the fused petal, sepal, and stamen bases)
  • Stamens usually numerous
  • Fruit type variable, often pome (apple-like), drupelets (blackberry-like), drupe (stone fruit), dry capsules, or dry nutlets


Associated Plants