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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Rosa arkansana Porter
Prairie rose, Arkansas rose
USDA Symbol: ROAR3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Small clusters of white to deep pink flowers on densely prickly stems of new growth or on short, lateral branches of older stems.
The flower buds of this species are a deeper pink than the open flowers. The colorful fruit remains on the plant into the fall and winter
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Alberta east to Ontario and Massachusetts, southwest to Indiana and Texas, and northwest to Montana. Native Habitat:
Prairies, roadsides, and ditches.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Humus Enriched
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Minimal
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Prickly vine for fire escape in Boston
February 23, 2010
I live in Boston area and would like to plant a prickly vine that will grow on my fire escape. What do you recommend?
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff