The rose family encompasses much more than beautiful ornamental flowers, as it includes some of the world's tastiest fruits. Favourites such as apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries are all in this diverse family. However it also holds some invasive plants that need to controlled as weeds. As would be expected from such a large family of flowering plants (there are over 3,000 species) they're to be found everywhere except Antarctica. Members of the rose family can be herbs, shrubs or trees. Most species are deciduous, though some are evergreen.
Scientific name: Rosaceae
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web