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A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa , within the family Rosaceae . There are over 100 species. They form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles . Flowers are large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses . _x000D_
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa , which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan , from Greek ρόδον rhodon (Aeolic βρόδον wrodon ), related to Old Persian wrd- , Avestan varəda , Sogdian ward , Parthian wâr , Armenian vard .
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