Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Southern Wetland Flora
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Rosa setigera Michx.
- Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
- Flowering: May-July
- Field Marks: This wild rose has some leaves with only 3 leaflets and styles which are attached
to each other.
- Habitat: Low woods, wet prairies, pastures, damp thickets, roadsides.
- Habit: Shrub with arching or climbing stems.
- Stems: Stout, arching or climbing, with curved prickles.
- Leaves: Alternate, pinnately compound, with 3 or 5 leaflets; each leaflet ovate, pointed at the
tip, rounded at the base, sharply toothed, up to 3 inches long.
- Flowers: Several in a terminal cluster; each flower up to 2 1/2 inches across.
- Sepals: 5, green, united below, ovate, pointed at the tip, hairy, usually pointed downward.
- Petals: 5, pink to rose, free from each other, often with a broad notch at the tip, up to 1 1/4 inches
- Stamens: Numerous.
- Pistils: Ovaries several, superior; styles attached to each other.
- Fruits: Fleshy, spherical, glandular-hairy, red, about 1/3 inch in diameter.
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