Other Common Names: baby rose, Japanese rose, seven-sisters rose
Weed class: monitor list
Native to: Eastern Asia
Is this Weed Toxic?:
not known to be
Why Is It a Noxious Weed?
This plant is on the monitor list. Please contact the David Giblin to report locations.
How would I identify it?
Multi-stem shrub to climbing vine, growing to around 10-15 feet tall and 9-13 feet wide.
Fragrant flowers numerous in corymb (flat-top to rounded cluster of flowers, lower flower stems longer than upper). Flowers have 5 petals or may be semi-double or double, white to pinkish in color and around 1 inch wide.
Leaves are alternately arranged and compound-divided into 5-9 (sometimes 11), leaflets with toothed edges. Leaf petioles with stipules (paired wing-like structures) that are fringed, possibly having glandular hairs.
Plants have arching stems and may or may not have prickles (thorns). Prickles curved, stout, flat, gradually tapering to broad base, paired below leaves or sparsely scattered.
Fruit Seed Description
Flowers form small, shiny, red rose hips that are nearly spherical and 6-8 mm in diameter. Hips may remain on plants through the winter.
Where does it grow?
It tolerates a wide range of site conditions and is able to invade forests, fields, pastures, riparian areas, and many other habitats. It grows over all of the eastern U.S as well as the west coast states and British Columbia.
How Does it Reproduce?
Plants spread by seed as well as by cane tips taking root once they contact the soil. Birds eat and spread the seeds.