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Rosa setigera (Climbing prairie rose)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Rosa setigera

Rosa setigera Michx.

Climbing prairie rose, Climbing rose, Prairie Rose

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ROSE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The pink prairie rose has climbing branches 615 feet long, with straight, scattered prickles along the stems. Leaves are divided into 35 leaflets which are sharp-pointed and 13 inches long. The 5-petaled pink flowers are 2 inches across, with many yellow stamens. They grow in clusters at the end of stems, but often open 1 or 2 at a time. They sometimes grow in bowers extending 8 feet high and 1015 feet long.

Climbing or trailing;
Vulnerable - occurence at the fringe of its range or in restricted areas, but not a threatened species

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 6-15 feet tall.
Leaf: Dark Green
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Red
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Open woodlands and thickets in Texas.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Sand, Loam
Conditions Comments: Prairie rose is a thornless rose that is perfect for a location where it can ramble or climb. The single form, five petaled rosy flowers gradually fade to near-white creating a wonderful multi-hued effect. Many birds relish the showy, red fruit.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: No

Propagation

Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
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 Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

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:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rosa setigera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rosa setigera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rosa setigera

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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