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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa multiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-003:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa multiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Multiflora Rose


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JK Marlow    jkm180414_322

April    Polk County    NC

Stipules comblike and fringed, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm190425_7752

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm190425_7754

April    Greenville County    SC

Agressively invasive, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

Judy Gordon    jegrosamulti_stipuleb

May    Columbia County    GA

Roadside

A close-up of the stipule.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

Judy Gordon    jegrosamulti_thorns

May    Columbia County    GA

Roadside

Stems are green and armed with stout curved prickles, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm090510_002

May    Greenville County    SC

Sepals ... usually stipitate-glandular, per Flora of North America.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm090510_010

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

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JK Marlow    jkm200517_4985

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Flowers numerous in corymb, 1.5-4cm in diameter, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    s050715_b

July    Greenville County    SC

Stipules along the leaf-stalk base distinguish roses from other shrubs, per The Shrub Identification Book.

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JK Marlow    s050715_c

July    Greenville County    SC

Multiflora Rose has leaves with 7-9 toothed leaflets and fringed stipules, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_082521blairsville104

August    Union County    GA

Meeks Park Disc Golf Course

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm111026_065

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Hip red, ellipsoid to ovoid, 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rosa multiflora, Multiflora Rose

JK Marlow    jkm151103_034

November    Greenville County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rosa multiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-003:
Rosa multiflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rosa multiflora

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Asia

Common

Habitat: Pastures, thickets, bottomlands, upland forests, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules conspicuous, pectinate, mostly adnate to the petiole

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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