- Rosa bracteata is an evergreen, thorny, climbing or trailing shrub that invades open, disturbed areas throughout the southern United States. Plants often grow in clumps. Stems are arching canes with recurved thorns.
- The alternate leaves are pinnately compound with serrated margins. Leaflets are 1-3 in. (2.5-7.6 cm) long.
- Flowers are white with five petals and occur in small clusters from April to June.
- Fruit are small green to red rose hips and are present from July to December.
- Ecological Threat
- Rosa bracteata can form dense, impenetrable thickets in open forests and pastures. Infestations restrict cattle and wildlife use of land and displace native species. It is native to Asia and was first introduced into the United States as an ornamental.
- Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests - USDA Forest Service
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Alabama Invasive Plant Council - Watch list A
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jackie Poole, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (personal communication)
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- National Wildlife Refuge Association, Silent Invasion: A Call to Action from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 2002. Washington DC. 17 pp.
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council - Watch A
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|