Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rosa carolina L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Merel R. Black

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Rosaceae
Rosa carolina L.
Carolina rose, pasture rose
Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
carolina: from Carolinas
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1/2'-4' tall, clone-forming shrub usually unbranched or with only a few branches; stems with straight, slender, rounded thorns near the nodes
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 1/3" wide, on this year's stems, the sepals deciduous; flowers solitary; blooms June-July
Fruit:red, smooth, berry-like hips
Leaf:pinnately-divided with 3-7 oblong to rounded, coarsely toothed leaflets
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; upland woods, prairies, inland sands, roadsides; in sandy, loamy soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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