Family: Rosaceae, rose family
Genus species: Rosa multiflora
Leaves are compound with 5 to 9 leaflets per leaf. Leaf edges are finely toothed. Long leafy stipules are attached to lower portions of leaf stalks.
Flowers are pink, produced in clusters, look like small roses.
Rose fruits, also known as "hips", are reddish or purple.
Common Uses and Interesting Facts:
Multiflora rose is a non-native and invasive plant. Originally planted to conserve soil and attract wildlife. Forms impenetrable thickets.
Rosa is from the Latin for "rose." The species name, multiflora, is from the Latin for "many-flowered."