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Multiflora Rose - Rosa multiflora
Family: Rosaceae

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Description

Multiflora rose is a shrub with arching, weakly climbing, thorny stems. The thorns are curved, flattened, and broad-based. The leaves are alternate, stipulate, and pinnate-compound with 7-9 nearly elliptic leaflets. The stipules are toothed and fused to the petiole. The flowers are perfect and in a terminal panicle. The petals are white and 1-2 cm long. The fruit is a bright red nearly globular hip with many pubescent achenes (seeds).

Interesting facts

Multiflora rose is a persistent woody, "sticky" perennial that can reproduce by seeds, the tips of the branches, or the crown. It is especially common in roadsides but also found in fields, waste areas, pastures, and edges of forests.

The persistent nature of this plant allows it to outlast many other plants, including natives. Its sticky habit makes the use of this plant as food for grazing animals difficult, and thus its eradication is reduced. The biggest problem is its taking the place of natives in the landscape.

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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers

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