Rosa rugosa wrinkled rose Rosaceae RORU*; Bx, pb; K, fl, m pl; Q, j, tl; R, lc, mls, ok (planted);


Rosa (Accessed 8/2014).

Rosa rugosa is a prickly shrub to 2 m tall, robust, in dense clumps, very thorny and bristly, young stems hairy.

Leaves alternate, , pinnately compound, leaflets 7 or 9, 2.5-5 cm long, surface puckered (rugose), dark green.

Flowers pink to white, large, petals 3-5 cm long, flower base (hypanthium) nearly smooth, flower stalks (pedicels0 bristly-glandular; blooming May- Sept.

Rosa .

Rosa (accessed 8/2014).

Fruit red, hard-fleshy, 2-3 cm wide, depressed-globe shaped, crowned by persistent sepals; outer layer is edible but interior is very hairy-bristly.

Wetland status FACU.

Frequency in NYC: Occasional.

Origin: Asia.

Habitat: Back dunes, upland near salt marshes.

Notes: Often escaped from cultivation.