POTD: Woods Rose

Woods Rose
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Wild roses are quite abundant on our property and seem to thrive on abuse, at least to a point. Some have sprung up right next to the porch and they occasionally get trampled only to come back even thicker. Perhaps this is an evolutionary adaptation resulting from having to be able to withstand not so dainty bears that like to feed on rose hips in the fall.