Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Swamp Rose

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Rosa palustris

Flower Description:

Showy, but short-lived, dark rose-pink flowers.

FamilyRosaceae
Season BloomMay - June
HabitatA pink-flowered shrub with stout hooked prickles. Bushy-branched, thorny stems. Susceptible to fungal problems. Special Value to Native Bees, Bumble Bees by providing nesting materials.
Cycle
Height6-12'
Leaf DescriptionDark-green, pinnately compound foliage.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade
LocationShoreline