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Invasive Plant Species on the Wolf Hill Property
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Rose family (Rosaceae)


Key Characteristics
  • 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.

Habit
  • Upright fountain shaped thorny shrub

Leaves
  • Pinnately compound
  • Seven to nine toothed leaflets
  • Each leaflet about one inch long
  • Stipule (widening at the base of the leaf stem) fringed with coarse hairs

Stems
  • Green, long, arching, with stiff re-curved thorns
  • Tips root to form new plants
  • Older stems turn woody

Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • White or occasionally pink
  • ¾ to 1-½ inches wide
  • Five petalled
  • Arranged in dense clusters

Fruit
  • Small, round, hard, red berry called a hip
  • Smallest hip of any rose found in New England

Habitat
  • Generalist.
  • Not specific about habitat types will grow in a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions.
    • Old pastures
    • Reverting fields
    • Roadsides
    • Hedgerows
    • Woodland borders
    • Open
    • Woods

Similar Species
  • 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.