The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society

2014 Year of the Rose

Helleborus sp. (Lenten Rose), Cabin John Regional Park, between Bradley Blvd. and River Road, Montgomery County, Maryland. Feb. 20, 2017. Rockville Quad. Several clumps of this were seen growing in woods 25-50 feet from Cabin John Creek.

The Rose Family

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.

--Robert Frost

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