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An Apple is a Rose

Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2017
1. An Apple is a Rose Marker
Inscription.
In the early 1900s, botanists reclassified the Spirea, Plum, and Apple families as subfamilies within the Rose family. This new categorization was embodied in Robert Frost's poem from 1927:

The Rose Family
by Robert Frost

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.


In the past, botanists classified plants using plant morphology or the study of appearances and visual characteristics, such as how many leaves or petals a plant has. Today, botanists also use DNA to identify plant relationships. This has and surely will lead to more reclassifications.

Rose Family Album
The Rose family is called Rosaceae. It includes several important crops such as:

apples
pears
cherries
peaches
strawberries

Are roses edible?
Wile not as delicious as pears or cherries, some rose hips (the seed pods of roses) and rose petals are edible. Only roses grown without insecticides or fungicides can be eaten.

If spent flowers are
Closeup of The Rose Family Album image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2017
2. Closeup of The Rose Family Album

Rose Family Album
The Rose family is called Rosaceae. It includes several important crops such as:

apples
pears
cherries
peaches
strawberries

Are roses edible?
Wile not as delicious as pears or cherries, some rose hips (the seed pods of roses) and rose petals are edible. Only roses grown without insecticides or fungicides can be eaten.

If spent flowers are left on a rose bush at the end of the growing season, rose hips will develop. These vary in size and flavor and must be processed to remove seeds and fine hairs. Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C and are often used to make herbal tea, jam, and jelly. They also provide food for birds.
left on a rose bush at the end of the growing season, rose hips will develop. These vary in size and flavor and must be processed to remove seeds and fine hairs. Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C and are often used to make herbal tea, jam, and jelly. They also provide food for birds.

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Location. 38° 53.332′ N, 77° 1.493′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest 0.1 miles west of 7th Street SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pluto (within shouting distance of this marker); The Modern Rose (within shouting distance of this marker); Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage (within shouting distance of this marker); Arts and Industries Building (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Arts and Industries Building (within shouting distance of this marker); A Common Language
An Apple is a Rose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2017
3. An Apple is a Rose Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Before the National Air and Space Museum opened... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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