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Multiflora Rose

There is a larger image and three smaller images in the top left hand corner. The larger image shows a dense patch of small green plants. One of the plants has thorns and red berries. The first of the smaller images shows brnaching green stems with red berries on top from the side. The second image shows the same type of branching green stem with red berries that have small black circles on top. The final image shows leaves of the plant. The leaves are ovals with points on either end. They are attached opposite to each other on the plant with one single leaf at the end.

Other names: Multiflora rose, baby rose, Japanese rose, seven-sisters rose, rambler rose, wild rose, multiflowered rose, Rosa multiflora

Where did it come from?

Multiflora rose was imported from Eastern Asia in the late 1700s as an ornamental, in erosion control, and as a living fence.

Why is it invasive?

This bush forms dense strands that interfere with other woody species and replaces native plants on forest edges.

How do you prevent its spread?

Remove it from your property and plant native alternatives.


Multiflora Rose

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Image credit: Justin Tso