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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa laevigata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-002:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa laevigata

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherokee Rose


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image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

John B. Nelson    jbn_88714061_2da4ecf25f

March        

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_021

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Five broad 1-1.5" petals subtend a mass of golden yellow anthers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_026

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Flowers borne singly in the axils of the upper leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_030

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Sepals lanceolate, caudate, widened apically, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_034

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Dark green leaves divided into 3 lance-shaped leaflets with toothed margins, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_036

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Stout recurved prickles, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_043

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

Apparently introduced very early, to be named by Michaux in the 1790s as an apparent native, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080411_050

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

A high-climbing, glabrous rose, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_laevigata_chero

April        

image of Rosa laevigata, Cherokee Rose

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rosa_laevigata_1

April        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa laevigata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-002:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa laevigata

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Roadsides, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules conspicuous, narrow, entire or remotely toothed, adnate about halfway

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

Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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