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Multiflora rose


Classification:

Family: Rosaceae, rose family
Genus species: Rosa multiflora

Leaves:
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:
Flowers are pink, produced in clusters, look like small roses.

Fruit:
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.

More Information:

Rosa is from the Latin for "rose."  The species name, multiflora, is from the Latin for "many-flowered."  

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