Other Scientific Names:
Other Common Names: eglantine rose
Weed class: monitor list
Native to: Europe and western Asia
Why Is It a Noxious Weed?
How would I identify it?
Vigorous shrubs, stems arching, growing 6.6 to 9.8 feet (2 to 3 meters) tall.
Flowers solitary or in panicles of 2-3, sometimes up to 7 flowers. Flowers are 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2-4 cm) wide, cupped, with five pale to dark pink petals.
Leaves alternately arranged, pinnately compound, having 5 to 7, sometimes 9 leaflets. Leaflets rounded to oval in shape, with gland-tipped, serrated margins. Leaves have an apple scent.
Stems with stout, flattened, downward curving hooked prickles (thorns), unequal in size.
Fruit Seed Description
Fruits (hips) are scarlet-red, ovoid to spherical 1 to 2 cm (0.4 to 0.8 inches), smooth or with some glandular bristles at the base. The sepals have stalked glands, more or less spreading out, rarely reflexed, and are late to fall off.
May Be Confused With
Click here and see the table on page 5 for a comparison of some native and nonnative roses in the Pacific Northwest.
Where does it grow?
Plants are documented by herbarium records growing in Grant, Asotin, and Skagit counties as well as in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in Okanogan County.