Baldhip rose (rosa gymnocarpa)

Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa), also known as the dwarf rose, is a species of rose native to the Pacific Northwest. It likes many different types of habitats, but prefers damp forests. It can reach one to two meters high, and has armed, spindly branches. Its leaves are deciduous and alternately arranged, and compound with an odd number of leaflets, which have finely toothed margins. The flowers are rose to pale pink, small with five pedals and numerous stamens, and emerge in singles. It also bears scarlet-orange fruits shaped like pears, six to ten millimeters across.  The sepals fall away earlier from the hip, earning the ‘baldhip’ name.