The name rose comes from French. Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops. And they also have minor medicinal uses.
Roses are a popular crop for both domestic and commercial.
The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers.
Rose perfumes are made from attar of roses or rose oil, which is a mixture of volatile essential oils obtained by steam distilling the crushed petals of roses. An associated product is rose water which is used for cooking, cosmetics, medicine and in religious practices
Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, and marmalade.
The rose hip, usually from R. canina is used as a minor source of Vitamin C.
Roses are a favored subject in art and appear in portraits, illustrations, on stamps, as ornaments or as architectural elements.