Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1260

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, bogs, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

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

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

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 palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-11-011:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Rosa obtusiuscula

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Rose


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image of Rosa palustris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ropa_003_lvd

        

image of Rosa palustris

Alistair Glen    gwn_rosapalutrisfl

May    Pender County    NC

image of Rosa palustris

JK Marlow    jkm160516_731

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Stipule margin entire to ciliate [not fringed], per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Rosa palustris

JK Marlow    jkm0307c_12

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Sepals lanceolate, 2-3cm long, long-caudate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rosa palustris

JK Marlow    jkm060709_010

July    Tazewell County    VA

Roadside

Prickles stout, curved and hooked [need a good picture of them!], per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa palustris

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_palustris_swmp3

July        

Swamp Rose and Carolina Rose have almost identical flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa palustris

JK Marlow    s060709_a

July    Tazewell County    VA

Roadside

Leaves with 5 to 9 finely toothed leaflets, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Carolina Rose and Swamp Rose

image of Rosa palustris

JK Marlow    jkm0406m_27

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Rosa palustris

Alistair Glen    gwn_rosapalustris

December    Pender County    NC

Hips red, ovoid or slightly pyriform [pear-shaped], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.