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Invasive Plant Species on the Wolf Hill Property
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Rose family (Rosaceae)
Shrubby, arching plant with masses of showy white 5 petalled flowers.
Fringed stipule at base of leaf stem (looks like feathers)—not present on other similar roses.
Stongly recurved, stiff thorns. Long arching canes, giving the plants a fountain shape.
Upright fountain shaped thorny shrub
Seven to nine toothed leaflets
Each leaflet about one inch long
Stipule (widening at the base of the leaf stem) fringed with coarse hairs
Green, long, arching, with stiff re-curved thorns
Tips root to form new plants
Older stems turn woody
White or occasionally pink
¾ to 1-½ inches wide
Arranged in dense clusters
Small, round, hard, red berry called a hip
Smallest hip of any rose found in New England
Not specific about habitat types will grow in a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions.
Native rose species ( Rosa sp.) do not have the feathery, deeply fringed stipule at the bottom of each compound leaf, nor do they produce masses of white fragrant flowers.