Rose - Rosa multiflora
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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).
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