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Rosa foliolosa (White prairie rose)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Rosa foliolosa

Rosa foliolosa Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray

White Prairie Rose, Leafy Rose

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Rosa ignota

USDA Symbol: rofo

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AR , KS , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


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.

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Source of Rosa foliolosa for Zilker Gardens, Austin
February 19, 2007
We're looking for a specimen plant of Rosa foliolosa and I am hoping you can direct me where I can purchase one for the Vee Fowler Native Texas Herb Garden at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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