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Rosa carolina L.
PASTURE ROSE
Carolina rose

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Rosa carolina
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Rosa carolina

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Rosa carolina, whole tree or vine - general
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Rosa carolina, twig - orientation of petioles
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Rosa carolina, twig - orientation of petioles
Rosa carolina, bark - of a small tree or small branch
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Rosa carolina, bark - of a small tree or small branch

Rosa carolina, inflorescence - ventral view of flower + perianth
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Rosa carolina, inflorescence - ventral view of flower + perianth
Rosa carolina, whole tree or vine - general
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Rosa carolina, whole tree or vine - general

Rosa carolina, fruit - as borne on the plant
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Rosa carolina, fruit - as borne on the plant
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Rosa carolina, fruit - as borne on the plant
Rosa carolina, fruit - lateral or general close-up
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Rosa carolina, fruit - lateral or general close-up

Rosa carolina, twig - orientation of petioles
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Rosa carolina, twig - orientation of petioles
Rosa carolina, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Rosa carolina, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena arabis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena crataegi @ CUIC_ENT (14)

Andrena hippotes @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Andrena miranda @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Andrena nasonii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena nivalis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena thaspii @ CUIC_ENT (5)

Andrena virginiana @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena w-scripta @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Apidae  Bombus griseocollis @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Xylocopa virginica @ CUIC_ENT (2)
Chromadoridae  Actinonema rosae @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Tapesia rosae @ BPI (1)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma rosarum @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon virescens @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Augochlora pura @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Lasioglossum cinctipes @ CUIC_ENT (3)

Lasioglossum hitchensi @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum macoupinense @ CUIC_ENT (8)

Lasioglossum obscurum @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum truncatum @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum zonulum @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Phragmidiaceae  Phragmidium americanum @ BPI (19)

Phragmidium mucronatum @ BPI (2)

Phragmidium rosae-pimpinellifoliae @ BPI (1)

Phragmidium speciosum @ BPI (11)

Phragmidium subcorticium @ BPI (3)
_  Sphaeronaemella rosae @ BPI (1)

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Rosa carolina  L. - Carolina Rose

Rosa carolina plant

Family - Rosaceae

Stems - Woody, erect, branching, to -1m tall but typically seen much less. New growth and last seasons twigs olive green, glabrous, with a few (to moderate) straight needle-like thorns.

Rosa carolina stem Old stem with needle-like thorns.

Leaves - Alternate, odd-pinnate, stipulate. Stipules to +1cm long, entire, acuminate at the apex, with a few piose hairs and distinct red glands on the margins. Rachis of leaf with a few pilose hairs or glabrous. Leaflets typically 5. Lateral leaflets sessile, terminal leaflet stalked. All leaflets ovate to oblong-lanceolate, serrate, to +/-4cm long, +/-2cm broad, deep green and glabrous adaxially, light green and mostly glabrous abaxially but with a few hairs on the midrib or villous.

Inflorescence - Terminal single flower on new seasons growth. Pedicel to +/-1cm long, with a few stalked glands.

Flowers - Fragrant. Petals 5, pinkish, glabrous, distinct, spreading, to +2.5cm long, +2cm broad at the apex, emarginate to notched at the apex. Stamens many (+50), spreading. Filaments yellow, glabrous, to 8mm long. Anthers yellow, to 3mm long. Carpels many, with yellow stigmas, slightly exserted from the hypanthium, densely pubescent. Sepals 5, reflexed in flower, long-attenuate, with moderate glandular and arachnoid pubescence abaxially, to -2cm long, with moderate white arachnoid pubescence adaxially and on the margins. Hypanthium green (light), with few to many stalked glands.

Rosa carolina flower

Rosa carolina hypanthium Hypanthium.

Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Open woods, glades, prairies, thickets, clearings, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is a common species found throughout Missouri. The plant is variable in flower size, leaflets shape, and leaf pubescence. It grows well from seed and would make a good garden subject. Although there are approximately 15 species of roses growing wild in Missouri, this species and another, R. setigera Michx. , make up the bulk of the native rose flora in the state.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-23-03 and 5-31-03.


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