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Multiflora Rose - Rosa multiflora


Family: Rosaceae - Rose family Genus Common Name: Rose Native Status: Introduced
Rosa multiflora - Multiflora Rose . Rosa multiflora is an invasive, weedy species with thorny, arching branches and fragrant blossoms in the late spring. While it can be attractive while in bloom, I know from personal experience this is not a plant you want want to propagate.

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Rosa multiflora

Distribution of Rosa multiflora in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 19 Feb 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-May-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D40
Members of the Rosa genus have 5 sepals and 5 white or occasionally pink petals with multiple stamens.
Rosa multiflora

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-May-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D40
Multiflora rose, as is implied by the species name, has multiple flowers in the inflorescence - from 5 to 30. It is one of a few wild rose species with fused (connate) styles which extend several millimeters above the hypanthium orifice in a column.
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Rosa multiflora

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-May-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D40
The odd-pinnate leaf of Multiflora Rose has 5 to 11 toothed leaflets. There are a pair of fringed bracts at the base of the leaf stalk.
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Rosa multiflora

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