prairie rose

(Rosa arkansana)

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

prairie rose


N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked


not listed


Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland


FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland


See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.

Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28.


State Flower
This is the state flower of Iowa and North Dakota.



Rosaceae (rose)
















Subordinate Taxa

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana var. arkansana)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana var. suffulta)


Rosa alcea

Rosa arkansana var. arkansana

Rosa arkansana var. depressa

Rosa arkansana var. suffulta

Rosa arkansanoides

Rosa blanda var. arkansana

Rosa bushii

Rosa conjuncta

Rosa heliophila

Rosa lunellii


Rosa polyanthema

Rosa pratincola

Rosa ratonensis

Rosa relicta

Rosa rydbergii

Rosa subglauca

Rosa suffulta

Rosa suffulta var. relicta

Rosa virginiana var. arkansana


Arkansas rose

prairie rose

prairie wildrose

sunshine rose

wild prairie rose

wild rose












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Bill Reynolds

While hunting on Prairie Rose
this White Crab Spider turned up it's nose,
so to speak,
and walked away from the Carrion Beetle.
I guess it pays to stink a little.

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Variety Undetermined

Pink Flower

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White Flower

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Bill Reynolds

Location: Pennington County, MN

While hunting on Prairie Rose
this White Crab Spider turned up it's nose,
so to speak,
and walked away from the Carrion Beetle.
I guess it pays to stink a little.

prairie rose



Afton State Park

Anna Gronseth Prairie

Avon Hills Forest SNA
North Unit

Badoura Jack Pine Woodland SNA

Baker Park Reserve

Banning State Park

Belgium Prairie

Blaine Preserve SNA

Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

Blazing Star Prairie

Blue Mounds State Park

Bunker Hills Regional Park

Butternut Valley Prairie SNA

Cambria WMA

Camden State Park

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Cedar Mountain SNA

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Chippewa Prairie

Clinton Prairie SNA

Compass Prairie SNA

Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Des Moines River SNA

Dry Sand WMA

Felton Prairie SNA
Bicentennial Unit

Felton WMA

Frenchman’s Bluff SNA

Frontenac State Park

Glacial Lakes State Park

Glynn Prairie SNA

Great River Bluffs State Park

Greenwater Lake SNA

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Gustafson’s Camp SNA

Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

Hastings SNA

Helen Allison Savanna SNA

Hemlock Ravine SNA

Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

Holthe Prairie SNA

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Iron Springs Bog SNA

Itasca State Park

Jay Cooke State Park

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Kasota Prairie

Kasota Prairie SNA

Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA
Kellogg Weaver Unit

Kilen Woods State Park

King’s and Queen’s Bluff SNA

La Salle Lake SNA

Lake Bronson State Park

Lake Byllesby Regional Park

Langhei Prairie SNA

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Leif Mountain

Lester Lake SNA

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Lundblad Prairie SNA

Malmberg Prairie SNA

Margherita Preserve-Audubon Prairie

McKnight Prairie

Miller Prairie
West Unit

Minneopa State Park

Minnesota Valley NWR
Chaska Unit
Long Meadow Lake Unit
Wilkie Unit

Mound Spring Prairie SNA
North Unit
South Unit

Nelson Wildlife Sanctuary

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR
Hoffman Unit
Touch the Sky Prairie Unit

Old Mill State Park

Ordway Prairie

OronocoPrairie SNA

Osmundson Prairie SNA

Ottawa Bluffs Preserve

Otter Tail Prairie SNA

Pankratz Memorial Prairie
North Unit

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA
Crookston Prairie Unit

Plover Prairie
East Unit

Potato Lake SNA

Prairie Bush Clover SNA

Prairie Coteau SNA

Prairie Smoke Dunes SNA

Quarry Park SNA

Racine Prairie SNA

Red Rock Prairie

Regal Meadow

Rice Lake Savanna SNA

Richard M. & Mathilde Rice Elliott SNA

Ripley Esker SNA

River Warren Outcrops SNA

Rock Ridge Prairie SNA

Roscoe Prairie SNA

St. Croix Savanna SNA

Sandpiper Prairie SNA

Santee Prairie SNA

Savage Fen SNA

Savanna Portage State Park

Scenic State Park

Schaefer Prairie

Sedan Brook Prairie SNA

Seven Sisters Prairie

Seven Springs WMA

Sheepberry Fen

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Sibley State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

Spring Prairie Preserve

Staffanson Prairie

Strandness Prairie

Swedes Forest SNA

Tamarack Nature Center

Thorson Prairie WMA

Twin Valley Prairie Addition

Twin Valley Prairie SNA

Tympanuchus Prairie

Uncas Dunes SNA

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Verlyn Marth Memorial Prairie SNA

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

Wahpeton Prairie WMA

Western Prairie SNA

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Yellow Bank Hills SNA

Zimmerman Prairie




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