Rosa virginiana Virginia rose Rosaceae ROVI; Bx, pb; Q, tl; K, pl; R, c, cp, mm, ok, sm;

Rosa virginiana.commons.wikimedia.org

Rosa virginiana.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 8/2014).

Rosa virginiana is a prickly shrub, to 2 m tall, slightly colonial; 2 prickles at nodes, base flattened, often half as long as prickle, few or no prickles along internodes; stipule margins usually with glandular tipped teeth.

Rosa Virginiana.stipule.© J. K. Marlow.Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia.namethatplant.net

Rosa Virginiana.stipule.© J. K. Marlow.Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia.namethatplant.net (Accessed 2/2017).

Leaves alternate, pinnate with 7-9 leaflets, margin toothed, teeth about 0.1 cm high.

Flowers pink, showy, to 7 cm wide, solitary or few, base (hypanthium) glandular-hairy, sepals often elongate, to 3 cm, petals 2-3 cm long; blooms July.

Rosa.virginiana.fruit.commons.wikimedia.org

Rosa.virginiana.fruit.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 8/2014).

Fruit red, to 1.5 cm long, eaten by birds, seeds 0.4 cm.

Wetland status: FAC.

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.

Origin: Native.

Habitat: Open areas, moist to dry soil, especially sandy areas, back dune scrub. Sometimes used in restorations.