Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Rosa multiflora is known by the common name Multiflora Rose. I’ve only seen it growing wild at home. This rose has distinct, white flower heads compared with other wild roses in our area.

The flower head.


A maturing flower.

A mature flower.

Rosa multiflora
is native to Japan. In the United States and Canada, it grows in states south and east of Quebec, Ontario, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It also grows in Washington, Oregon and California.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose)

- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Rosa multiflora

Identification resources:
- Southeastern Flora: Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Rosa multiflora
Missouri Plants: Rosa multiflora

Related posts:
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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