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|Species: Rosa multiflora
Multiflora rose is a shrub with smooth red-gray bark and long, arching, dense, throny branches.
Habitat & Range
Native to parts of Asia, this rose was introduced to North America as an ornamental. Here it has become invasive, and crowds out native species.
In June and July this plant produces white to pink flowers with 5 petals.
The fruit is a red rose hip. They are leathery and last throughout the winter.
Featured image by James Dake.