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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae

Synonyms and common names

Rose family


Rosaceae is divided into four subfamilies, mainly on the basis of how the fruit develops:

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.
You, my love, are a rose,
but were always a rose.
- Robert Frost, "The Rose Family"


http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/260/Rosaceae/Rosehome as of 2002-05-29

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