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 laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-002:
Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherokee Rose


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Look for it on roadsides, in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)


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:
Evergreen
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules conspicuous, narrow, entire or remotely toothed, adnate about halfway

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rosa laevigata   FAMILY Rosaceae

Cherokee Rose