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Rosa sp.

Family: Rosaceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus probably has an Indo-European origin. It refers to its flexible stem. Subsequently it evolved to Greek and later it was Latinized. These plants, that in Greek are known as rhodon, in Latin have the name rosa. Rosa –ae was the classic example of the first Latin declension taught in the Latin lessons of Spanish Schools.

Common name: Rose
Description: Shrub
Leaf: Decidious Broad Compound Imparipinnate

Origin and distribution:
The genus is holartic. It spreads out from Japan to North America, and it can be found in southern areas (India, Abyssinia, and Northern Africa). The first oriental roses cultivated arrived to Europe in the Middle Ages.

Location in the garden:
There are two rows of rambling roses: one on the granite bondstones bordering the Juan Carlos I avenue and the other one leaning on some palm trees of the garden of 'Ferradura' walk. Along the internal path of the 'Ferradura' walk we can find some shrub-like roses, highly valuable due to their age. Among the columns of the viewpoint to the Southern Campus of the University of Santiago, there are three old rambling specimens. Some upholstering clumps have been planted at the western slope as a ground cover.


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