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Rosa multiflora, Multiflora rose, Baby rose, Japanese rose,
Seven-sisters rose, Rambler rose, Multiflowered rose

Scientific name:  Rosa multiflora Thunb.
Common name:   Multiflora rose, Baby rose, Japanese rose, Seven-sisters rose, Rambler rose, Multiflowered rose
Family:  Rosaceae, Rose family

New York Flora, Rosa multiflora, Multiflora rose, Baby rose, Japanese rose, Seven-sisters rose, Rambler rose, Multiflowered rose

Life form:  Subshrub, Vine
Stems:  Arching stems with curved prickles
Leaves:  Pinnately, 7-9 ovate toothed leaflets; stipules fringed
Inflorescence:  Clusters of fragrant white flowers
Flowers:  5 lanceolate, sharp tipped sepals; 5 petals; numerous stamens and pistils
Fruits / pods:  Small, red, many-seeded hip
Flowering Period:  May, June
Habitat:  Fields, woods, roadsides

New York Flora, Rosa multiflora, Multiflora rose, Baby rose, Japanese rose, Seven-sisters rose, Rambler rose, Multiflowered rose


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rosa, an ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost.
multiflora, multi multiple; flora flower; many flowers.
  • The standard author abbreviation Thunb. is used to indicate Carl Peter Thunberg (1743 – 1828), a Swedish naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. He has been called "the father of South African botany" and the "Japanese Linnaeus".

New York Flora, Rosa multiflora, Multiflora rose, Baby rose, Japanese rose, Seven-sisters rose, Rambler rose, Multiflowered rose


 
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