prickly rose

(Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

Conservation Status
prickly rose
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The stems and lateral branches are densely covered with many small prickles.

The leaves are divided into 5 or 7, sometimes 9, leaflets.

The flowers are usually solitary, sometimes in clusters of 2 or 3.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

12 to 60

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Pink to rose

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Prairie rose (Rosa arkansana) leaves have 9 or 11 leaflets. The flowers are borne in clusters of 3 to 8.

Smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda) has bristles only on the lower part of the stem. The flowers are borne in clusters of 1 to 4.

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Moist to dry. Upland wood openings, forest margins, thickets, lake shores. Partial sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Early June to early July

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 30.

 
  12/2/2018      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Rosales (roses, elms, figs, and allies)  
 

Family

Rosaceae (rose)  
  Subfamily Rosoideae  
  Tribe Roseae  
 

Genus

Rosa (rose)  
  Subgenus Rosa  
  Section Rosa  
  Species Rosa acicularis (prickly rose)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Rosa acicularis var. bourgeauiana

Rosa acicularis var. sayana

Rosa bourgeauiana

Rosa collaris

Rosa engelmannii

Rosa sayi

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

bristly rose

prickly rose

prickly wild rose

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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About

Published on Jul 9, 2012

I have to admit not being able to distinguish between various wild roses. I think we have both Prickly Rose (Rosa acicularis) and Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana) here. If anyone can help me identify them with more certainty, I would greatly appreciate it and change the description here!

Music: "Frannie" by Josh Woodward
From the CD "Crawford Street"
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
http://joshwoodward.com/

   
       

 

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