Ranch Resources

Support SPR

SPR Products

Natural Beef

Grass-Fed Beef

Check out our products and their benefits…

U-Pick Apples

U-Pick Apples

16 distinct varieties…


To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

  —Our Mission

Click for Davenport, California Forecast

Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed

Flower And Leaves Woodland Growth Flower Flowers Leaf And Prickles

Rosa gymnocarpa - Wood Rose

Images: View Larger Images

Family Name: Rosaceae

Common Names: Wood Rose, Dwarf Rose

Origin: Native to California

Habitat: Forests and shrublands, 30-2000 m.

Life Form and Duration: Perennial Shrub, 0.5-2 m

Comments on overall growth: Loose shrub, prickly throughout.

Bark and Stem Description: Gray-brown color, with slender, round straight or up-curving prickles.

Foliage Description: Compound, with 5-9 leaflets. Leaflets elliptic to almost round, margin doubly toothed, terminal leaflet 1-3 cm, lower surface glabrous or with thick glandular hairs.

Infloresence Description: Flowers mostly solitary, at branch tips.

Flower Description: Flowers 2-3 cm across. 5-petaled, dark rose on front and light rose on back of petals, occasionally 2 lobed at tip. Petals easily lost. Deciduous sepals.

Flowering Season: May-August

Fruit Type: Achenes enclosed in a fleshy hypanthium.

Fruit Description: Mature rose hip ovoid to pear-shaped, orange red, 5-10 mm by 4-6 mm.