Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rosa arkansana Porter image
Photographer: Craig Rekoske           

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Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Rosaceae
Rosa arkansana Porter
dwarf prairie rose, prairie rose, sunshine rose, wild prairie rose
Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
arkansana: of Arkansas
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, under 40" tall, clone-forming shrub; stems densely prickly on most of the stem and internodes, thorns straight and unequal
Flower: pink to rose, 5-parted, at the top of this year's branches and often on last year's side branches, the sepals persistent; inflorescence a wide cluster (corymb) of stalked flowers
Fruit:red/purple, smooth, berry-like hips
Leaf:pinnately-divided with 9 or 11 oval to oblong, sharply toothed leaflets, often fuzzy beneath
Habitat: sun to partial sun; prairies, meadows
(Glossary)

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