Rosaceae

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Today is eminent American poet Robert Frost’s (1874 – 1963) birthday 

Here’s a delightful poem written by him on the rose family – “Rosaceae”. Surprisingly, many edible fruits (apples, pears, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, strawberries etc. and even almonds!) belong to the same botanical family as roses!

The Rose Family by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But now the theory goes
that the apple’s a rose,
and the pear is, and so’s
the plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
what will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose–
But were always a rose.
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