Carolinas and Georgia

1260

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Rosa obtusiuscula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-11-011:
Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Rose


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Look for it in swamp forests, bogs, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Hip

 

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



Rosa palustris   FAMILY Rosaceae

Swamp Rose