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Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (Prickly rose)
Reveal, James L.

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi

Rosa acicularis Lindl. ssp. sayi (Schwein.) W.H. Lewis

Prickly Rose

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Rosa acicularis var. bourgeauiana, Rosa acicularis var. sayana, Rosa bourgeauiana, Rosa collaris, Rosa engelmannii, Rosa sayi


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.
Fruit: Hip (mature floral tube) surrounding achenes.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AK , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NM , NY , RI , SD , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NS , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet


Conspicuous Flowers: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi


Record Modified: 2023-01-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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