Taxon  Report   7187    
Rosa spithamea  S. Watson
Ground rose,  Sonoma rose
Rosa spithamea
© 2009 Genevieve K. Walden
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Rosa spithamea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Rosa spithamea
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Rosa spithamea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Rosa spithamea
© 2017 Michelle Bosch
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Rosa
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rosa spithamea var. sonomensis
ICPN: Rosa spithamea var. spithamea
More information about  Rosa spithamea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).