Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Multiflora Rose at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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April Polk County NC
Stipules comblike and fringed, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.
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April Greenville County SC
Agressively invasive, per Weakley's Flora.
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May Columbia County GA
Stems are green and armed with stout curved prickles, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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May Greenville County SC
Sepals ... usually stipitate-glandular, per Flora of North America.
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May Transylvania County NC
DuPont State Forest
Flowers numerous in corymb, 1.5-4cm in diameter, per Flora of China.
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July Greenville County SC
Stipules along the leaf-stalk base distinguish roses from other shrubs, per The Shrub Identification Book.
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July Greenville County SC
Multiflora Rose has leaves with 7-9 toothed leaflets and fringed stipules, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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October Greenville County SC
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Hip red, ellipsoid to ovoid, 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
- NC Botanical Garden
- NC Department of Transportation
- SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- US Forest Service Southern Research Station
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed with many small prickles along the internodes
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 leaflets
Stipules conspicuous, pectinate, mostly adnate to the petiole
5 united sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p391
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p141
- A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests p048
- Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina p022
- Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests p28
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p068
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p318
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p120
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p154
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p10
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p309
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p302
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p314