Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rosa acicularis Lindl. subsp. sayi (Schwein.) W.H.Lewis image
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Joshua J. Nemec
Family Rosaceae
Rosa acicularis Lindl. subsp. sayi (Schwein.) W.H.Lewis
bristly rose, prickly rose
Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
acicularis: needle-like
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 40"+ tall, clone-forming shrub; stems densely prickly on most of the stem and internodes, thorns straight and unequal
Flower: pink to dark rose, 5-parted, 1"-2 1/3" wide, only on last year's side branches, the sepals persistent; flowers usually solitary
Fruit:purplish, smooth, berry-like hips
Leaf:pinnately-divided with 5 or 7 elliptical to oval, often twice-toothed leaflets
Habitat: upland woods, hills, rocky banks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Rosa acicularis Lindl. var. bourgeauiana (Crép.) Crép.
Rosa acicularis Lindl. var. sayana Erlanson
Rosa bourgeauiana Crép.
Rosa collaris Rydb.
Rosa engelmannii S.Watson
Rosa sayi Schwein.

         
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