Multiflora Rose – 6/7/20

Observer: Deborah Radovsky

Observation Date: 6/7/20

Observation Time: 8:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Quincy St.

Common Name: Multiflora rose

Scientific Name: Rosa multiflora

Comments: Multiflora rose is a deciduous shrub with white flowers and red fruit. Brought here from Asia, it was planted as wildlife food, and also as a living fence, due to its dense growth and sharp thorns. It can grow to 10 feet high or more, and is typically wider than it is tall.

It forms dense thickets in fields and field edges, crowding out other species. It also grows in open wetlands and in forests where canopy openings occur.

More Information: Massachusetts Audubon