Image Number: 0002061

A dissected hip: the soft fruit shell is on the right (typical of mid-November), five normal-sized seed are at the upper left, and three "dwarf" seed, representing unpollinated ovules at the lower left; note the abundant, sharply tapered fibers that are always present in the hip; they irritate the digestive tract of song birds, causing the seed to move quickly through the gut (in just a few hours).
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United States


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Subject: Rosa multiflora Thunb.
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Image uploaded:
Tuesday, January 8, 2002
Image last updated:
Tuesday, February 19, 2002