Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1256

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in upland forests, woodlands, pastures, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rosa carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa carolina var. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-11-012:
Rosa carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Rose