In the name of the rose
Red rose: In Greek mythology, the creation of the red rose is said to stem from Aphrodite.
Rosalia: In antiquity, the Romans celebrated the rose each May with a festival known as Rosalia, or Rosatio.
The rose and the Virgin Mary: Following the Christianization of the Roman Empire, the rose became identified with the Virgin Mary.
Rosary: The rose symbol led to the creation of the rosary, a string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers.
War of the Roses: The rival factions in the Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) were asked to pick either red or white roses.
Tudor rose: The Tudor rose is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England.
Rosé wine: The production and consumption of rosé wine dates back to the Phoenicians.
Rose oil: Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose
Rose perfume: Two major species of rose are cultivated for the production of rose oil.
Floral emblem of the USA: In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation to make the rose the floral emblem of the United States.