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Pasture Rose, Carolina Rose

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Rosa carolina

Flower Description:

From thorny stems are borne fragrant, 2″ wide, 5-petaled, pink flowers. Flowers occur singly or in small clusters. The fruit, a hip, turns from dark green to bright red as it ripens.

Season BloomMay - June
HabitatA low, freely suckering shrub. Though one of the most shade-tolerant roses, this species grows best in open, sunny locations. It is susceptible to fungal problems. Special value to Native Bees, Bumble Bees, provides nesting materials.
Leaf DescriptionGreen Shrub
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden, Woodland