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Rose Genus Details

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Roses are originally native to Asia with a few species originally from North America. All roses have alternate, pinnately compound leaves and most species have thorns. Petals are often used as a garnish in salads. Roses are familiar cut flowers in many bouquets and arrangements. The pulpy fruits or "hips" are high in Vitamin C and used in medicines as well as jellies. In herbal medicine, red rose petals are used for their mild astringency and tonic value.
Rose genus (Rosa genus)
Rose genus (Rosa genus)


Rose Allergy Info

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This genus is not commonly cited as a source of allergy. Some people may mistake a sensitivity to the rose scent as an allergy problem. However, rose pollen rarely causes allergies, except to individuals who may have daily contact with the flowers.

Rose Pollen Description

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No pollen description is currently available.

Species in This Genus

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Allergenicity Legend:
Mild Allergen Mild Allergen  |  Moderate Allergen Moderate Allergen  |  Severe Allergen Severe Allergen  |  Allergy Test Allergy Test Available
Rose (Rosa) is a genus of the ROSACEAE family.
This genus includes the following allergenic species:

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Rose Genus Location

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The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click the map to see a full scale version of these allergy areas.
  - Native, observed in a county
  - Introduced, observed in a county
  - Rarely observed

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