Prairie Wild Rose- Opened

The sun finally came out yesterday after a week of rain. The prairie wild roses that grow on the edge of our road finally opened. As I mentioned in my earlier post about this native wildflower, the blooms don’t open except on sunny days.

The center of the rose is pretty neato.

Here’s an even closer look:

And the bees like it too:

As I’ve mentioned before, this is one of my favorites.

What is your favorite native wildflower?

10 comments to Prairie Wild Rose- Opened

  • They are beautiful. I loved the wild rose, Iowa’s state flower, when I was a kid. It was exciting to me that they grew in the ditch across from our house. I love spiderworts (tradescantia). I have them growing wild in my ditch, and some I’ve planted in the yard.

  • I love most wild flowers. They all taste yummy.

  • I liked your blog so much that my human (Teresa from Eden Hills) convinced me to give you the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by my blog http://edenhillsgoat.blogspot.com (not hers) to pick up your award.

  • Janet

    I don’t know a lot about flowers, except that I like them…I don’t always know what they are. I love black-eyed susans, they are so casually beautiful. I can’t think of anything that smells better than a fully bloomed lilac bush, I wish they bloomed all summer, rather than just in the spring! Just walked the dog a little while ago and the honeysuckle is so fragrant right now, but I’m sure glad it’s not growing in my yard! I planted portulaca(sp?)–okay, they are also called moss roses– for the first time this year in one of my flower beds, and I am truly loving it, I will definitely plant it again 🙂

  • it’s blue….and cone-shaped….and the name of it just evaporated from my brain! it grows wild on hillsides and in ditches in minnesota, but i have tried to grow it in my garden to no avail.

  • Not sure I have a favorite wild flower. Just love them all.

  • Glenda

    Congrats on the Versatile Blogger award! Your first!
    On the wild rose topic. What is a rock rose?

    • Suzanne

      Hi Glenda,
      Rock Rose is not a rose at all, but is an evergreen shrub called Cistus native to the Mediterranean. It does grow in North America and does best in dry areas.
      Thank you for visiting!

  • I love that bloom. I asked you in a different comment what state you are in, then noticed some links to things in Kansas and Missouri, so you must be near there, which is somewhat near me, as I am in south east Nebraska.

    For some reason, I am not seeing a link to subscribe to follow-up comments. I see you do sometimes follow comments up, so hopefully, I’ll remember to come back and check.

    Have a great weekend!

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