"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."
which translates to
"things are what they are".
One of my earliest lessons in drawing was not to draw what you *think* you see, but what it is and what you see. The painting study on the left was about seeing light/dark and shapes (I squinted my eyes when looking at the rose). The drawing on the right is obviously about only seeing edges.
All about Roses
"The rose is the national flower of England amd the United States"
A red rose (often held in a hand) is also a symbol of socialism or social democracy.
Rose Petal Ice Cream