In Botany, the Rose is a flower and there is also a Rose Apple Tree.
A link between the lotus and rose, via species such as the rose lotus helps
explain why the rose acquires sych an importance in symbolism. This importance increases in the Mediaeval West through epics such as the Romance of the Rose (Roman de la Rose). While the lotus is used prodiminatly on ceilings as a symbol of the wheel of the heavens and on floors, the rose in the West becomes especially linked with light and with rose windows. In addition, it becomes associated with the Celestial Rose, the Roseette, the rosary, the rose croix and Rosicucians and of course the Rose Garden which became symbolic of the terrestial paradise.