Truly a rose among thorns! March 10, 2012 at RSABG. This is the first time I have seen this particular R. minutifolia in bloom, although others nearby often are. This one was quite hard to spot as it blends so well with its neighbors. If I didn't know what R. minutifoflia looked like, I would never have found it. But the cute pink flowers adorning it now are a dead giveaway.
Hips and flowers on a medium-sized plant (located several feet away from the large plant also with hips) of R. minutifolia at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA on 2/18/12. Plant material from Baja California.