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Rosaceae: Rose Family

chokecherry There are about 3,000 species of trees, herbs, shrubs and vines in this family. Most plants have alternate leaves. Flowers in the this family are bisexual. They usually have four or five petals and are flat or cup-shaped. Many plants in this family have fleshy fruits. Plants include roses, cinquefoils, mountain ash, hawthorn, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, pears, peaches, cherries, apricots, almonds, quinces, chokecherry, and plums.    
american red raspberryPlants in the Rosaceae family found in New Hampshire include: b beach plum, American plum, American red raspberry, black chokeberry, black cherry, blackberry, blackthorn, Carolina rose, chokecherry, cloudberry, common pear, mountain ash, New England blackberry, prickly rose, and swamp rose.