Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1258

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it on roadsides, in 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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-11-002:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherokee Rose


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picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

John B. Nelson    jbn_88714061_2da4ecf25f

March        

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

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.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Cherokee Rose and McCartney Rose

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

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.

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

JK Marlow    jkm080411_030

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

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

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

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.

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

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.

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

JK Marlow    jkm080411_043

April    Charleston County    SC

Magnolia Plantation's Audubon Swamp

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

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.

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_laevigata_chero

April        

picture of Rosa laevigata, image of Rosa laevigata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rosa_laevigata_1

April