Roses

rose [ rohz ]

The saying 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet' means that what matters is what something is, not what it is called. 

A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over three hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.