Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Rosa virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Rosa virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rosa virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Rose


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Look for it in moist to dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

 

...Moist ...Dry

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed with many small prickles along the internodes

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules conspicuous, persistent, & adnate to the petiole

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rosa virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

Virginia Rose