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 carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa carolina var. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa carolina

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-012:
Rosa carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Rose


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image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm0504s_19

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Spherical, fleshy rose hip about 1cm wide; sepals present or not at end, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

Judy Gordon    jeg_rosacarolina

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Two prominent stipules at leaf base, each terminating in a pointed tip, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm0305s_17

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The 1-4" leaves have 3-9 toothed leaflets, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080517_156

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Five pink petals subtend a showy congested mass of stamens and pistils, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm0506b_37

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm0506c_02

June    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Armed w sharp, mostly straight prickles at right angles to stem & branches, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rosa carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080726_118

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves with 5-9 coarsely 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 carolina ssp. carolina, Carolina Rose

JK Marlow    jkm080726_121

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Stems with straight needle-like prickles, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa carolina var. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa carolina

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-012:
Rosa carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

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

 

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1256

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Upland forests, woodlands, pastures, roadsides, 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

Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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