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Rosa chinensis var. spontanea

Known as the China Rose this plant, along with Rosa odorata var. gigantea, is a parent to many modern roses.  It occurs only in remote locations of Sichuan Province, and is threatened by habitat loss.  Flower color ranges from pure white to deep scarlet with many variations in between.  Blossoms appear in early March and last through April.