Rose of May
This rose tree (from the Rosaceae family) is a thorny shrub that grows to a height of 50 cm to 1 meter. It is related to the European wild rose, Rosa gallica. It has very full flowers, sometimes in "quarters", with very many petals - hence the name "hundred-petalled rose". Its flowers, in varying shades of pink, have a sweet, fine yet strong odor. It is grown in the Mediterranean basin and Western Asia for the perfume industry, floral water, confectionery, etc.