A perennial, deciduous shrub growing up to 10 feet tall. The leaves are usually round tipped and have 5 to 7 leaflets with a pair of prickles at the base. Pink flowers resemble a single rose, thus the name, blooming May to July. Prefers full sun meadows with moist to fairly dry, but generally are nitrogen rich, well drained, loamy to sandy type soils in lower to middle elevations. Provides food and shelter for birds and small animals as well as forage for wildlife. Because of it spreading root system it makes a great soil binder and used for reclamation or landscaping. Found West of the Rocky Mountains to the Northwest United States.