Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rosa carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Rose


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Look for it in upland forests, woodlands, pastures, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

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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Rosa carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY Rosaceae

Carolina Rose