OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rosa obtusiuscula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa palustris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-011:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa floridana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa lancifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Rose


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image of Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose

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

        

image of Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose

Alistair Glen    gwn_rosapalutrisfl

May    Pender County    NC

image of Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose

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, Swamp Rose

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, Swamp Rose

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, Swamp Rose

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, Swamp Rose

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, Swamp Rose

JK Marlow    jkm0406m_27

October    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Rosa palustris, Swamp Rose

Alistair Glen    gwn_rosapalustris

December    Pender County    NC

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

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rosa obtusiuscula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa palustris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-011:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa floridana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa lancifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa palustris

 

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1260

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain, NC Piedmont & Carolina Mountains (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA & SC)

Habitat: Swamp forests, bogs, fens, seeps, streamsides, tidal swamps, beaver ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules conspicuous, entire, ciliate, often glandular-ciliate, mostly adnate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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