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Rosa arkansana Porter
Prairie Rose, Arkansas Rose
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
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
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Hip (mature floral tube) surrounding achenes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AR , CO , DC , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NY , OH , OK , SD , TX , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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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Prickly vine for fire escape in Boston
February 23, 2010
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 1294 - 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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Web ReferenceWebref 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
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1994 VOL. 11, NO.4 - Night of the Wildflowers Fundraising Event, New Site Preview Featured at Members...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rosa arkansana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rosa arkansana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rosa arkansana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-11
Research By: TWC Staff