Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1259

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in pastures, thickets, bottomlands, upland forests, bogs, 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
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
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!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-11-003:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Multiflora Rose


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JK Marlow    jkm060427_015

April    Greenville County    SC

Agressively invasive, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm180414_322

April    Polk County    NC

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Judy Gordon    jegrosamulti_stipuleb

May    Columbia County    GA

Roadside

Stipules comblike and fringed, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Rosa multiflora

Judy Gordon    jegrosamulti_thorns

May    Columbia County    GA

Roadside

Stems are green and armed with stout curved prickles, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm0305t_24

May    Haywood County    NC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm0305u_03

May    Haywood County    NC

Creekside/Riverside

Flowers numerous in corymb, 1.5-4cm in diameter, per Flora of China.

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm090510_001

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

Five white petals 1-1.5cm long; stamens and pistils numerous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm090510_002

May    Greenville County    SC

Sepals ... usually stipitate-glandular, per Flora of North America.

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm090510_010

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

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JK Marlow    s050715_b

July    Greenville County    SC

Stipules along the leaf-stalk base distinguish roses from other shrubs, per The Shrub Identification Book.

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JK Marlow    s050715_c

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves with 7-9 toothed leaflets. Stipules fringed along margins, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Rosa multiflora

JK Marlow    jkm111026_065

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Hip red, ellipsoid to ovoid, 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm151103_034

November    Greenville County    SC