mystery shrub


Anybody know what kind of bush this is? The bush is thorny, like a raspberry bush. It is low growing and has a bunch of small, crabapple-sized bright red fruits. It is in Zone 7/Virginia. See photo at <http://www.flickr.com/photos/clp7a/853202285/in/set-72157600905441798/
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On 7/19/07 4:20 PM, in article f7oh2k$7ce$ snipped-for-privacy@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU, "cb"

Looks like a rugosa rose to me!
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It is in Zone 7/Virginia. See photo at<BR> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clp7a/853202285/in/set-72157600905441798 /">&lt;http://www.flickr.com/photos/clp7a/853202285/in/set-72157600905441798/&gt ;</a><BR> </FONT><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR> </FONT></SPAN></BLOCKQUOTE><SPAN STYLE='font-size:14.0px'><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR> Looks like a rugosa rose to me!<BR> <BR> C</FONT></SPAN> </BODY> </HTML>
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cb wrote:

Appears to be Rosa rugosa.
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The presence of the remains of the calyx at the apex of the fruit characterises two groups in Rosaceae - Maloideae (apples, pears, etc., etc.) and Roseae (Rosa and segregates).
No maloid with ternate or pinnate leaves, and thorny stems, comes to mind, so I'd suggest a rose - perhaps Rosa rugosa. If you open up the fruit you should be able to tell whether it is a pome or cyanorhodion (hip).
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Go to google qand search Virginia Rose. The flower is wonderfully smelling. The hip makes good jam.
-- BetsyB
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Anybody know what kind of&nbsp;bush this is? The bush is thorny, like a raspberry bush. It is low growing and has a bunch of small, crabapple-sized bright red fruits.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>It is in Zone 7/Virginia. See photo at</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&lt;<A href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clp7a/853202285/in/set-72157600905441798 /">http://www.flickr.com/photos/clp7a/853202285/in/set-72157600905441798 /</A>&gt;</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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