Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1263

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in moist to dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 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 (5/21/15):
Rosa virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Rosa virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Rose