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Rosa centifolia, moss rose

Rosa centifolia, moss rose

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Rosa centifolia, moss rose

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18th Century Bryophyta Bryophyte Cabbage Province Rose Cabbage Rose Ehret Eudicot Eurosid Fabidae Georg Dionysius Georg Dionysius Ehret Moss Moss Rose Potted Histories Rosa Rosaceae Rosales Angiospermae Dicot Dicotyledon Magnoliophyta Rosa Centifolia

This exquisite illustration showcases the enchanting beauty of Rosa centifolia, commonly known as the moss rose or cabbage rose. A member of the Rosaceae family, this eudicotyledonous flowering plant is a beloved species in the Rosales order and the Eurosid clade. The moss rose is an elegant pink bloom, adorned with intricate layers of petals that resemble the delicate texture of moss, hence its name. The illustration dates back to the 18th century, a time when botanical artistry flourished. It was meticulously crafted by the skilled hands of Georg Dionysius Ehret, a renowned German botanical artist. Ehret's masterful use of detail and precision is evident in this depiction of the moss rose. As an angiosperm, the moss rose belongs to the Magnoliophyta division, characterized by its seed-bearing ovary and flowering nature. The plant is a dicot, meaning it has two cotyledons, or seed leaves, and belongs to the Rosaceae family, which also includes fruits like apples, cherries, and peaches. The moss rose, or Rosa centifolia, is a popular choice for gardens and as a potted plant due to its captivating appearance and ability to thrive in various conditions. Its rich history and timeless beauty continue to inspire admiration and fascination among botanists, gardeners, and art enthusiasts alike.

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