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Wild rose - Carolina rose (Rosa Carolina or R. blanda)

Carolina Rose

Plants / Rosa Carolina
Length 3-4'
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

Carolina rose is a deciduous shrub with characteristic rose stems that are armed with thin prickles. Large pink flowers with yellow stamens bloom from May to July, a favorite amongst bees. This plant suckers to form dense thickets that get to be 3-4’ tall. Leaves turn red, orange and yellow in the fall leaving red rose hips that persist through winter. These rose hips are edible to humans and birds alike.

All of Tennesse
Adaptable from dry woods and pastures to stream banks. Does best in full sun.
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