FloraFinder.org
Home   About Us   Want to Help?   FAQ  
Searching   Image Use Biblio

Rosa multiflora

Rosa multiflora Thunb.

Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusRosaFrom a Latin name so old its meaning is no longer known
Speciesmultiflora“Many-flowered”

About plant names...

Multiflora rose is a wild rose native to eastern Asia, Japan, China, and Korea. It was introduced to North America as an ornamental plant, and for soil conservation. It has since become naturalized and widespread, and is often considered an invasive species.

Identification: This rose is a fast-growing shrub that overtakes other plants, growing to a height of 9½-16' (3-5 m). It has strong, thorny stems, with thorns that are curved backward. Leaves are roughly oval in shape, with sharply toothed edges, 1¾-4" (5-10 cm) long, in groups of 5-11 (usually 9). It produces abundant, attractive white or pinkish flowers, about ½-1½" (1.5-4 cm) in diameter, with five petals and yellow centers. While many rose species produce single flowers or small groups, this rose produces large corymbs (flower clusters). Later in the season it develops “rose hips,” orange-red to purplish fruits ⅛-¼" (6-8 mm) across that are fairly hard, like apples.

See our wild rose comparison guide for further information.

Online References:

Rosa multiflora on Missouriplants.com

Rosa multiflora on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook

Rosa multiflora on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Rosa multiflora at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Rosa multiflora on the Plant Conservation Alliance’s Alien Plant Working Group Least Wanted List

Rosa multiflora at Illinois Wildflowers

Rosa multiflora on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Rosa multiflora at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Rosa multiflora on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Rosa multiflora on eFloras

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

6/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

6/8/2012 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

5/27/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

This plant is infected with rose rosette disease (RRD), a virus which causes new growth to be red and bizarre branching patterns called "witches broom." It eventually kills the plant and is transmissible to cultivated roses. · 3/2/2011 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, AZ
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

3/2/2011 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, AZ
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm)

Rosa multiflora description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

© FloraFinder.org. All rights reserved.


 

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

This plant is infected with rose rosette disease (RRD), a virus which causes new growth to be red and bizarre branching patterns called "witches broom." It eventually kills the plant and is transmissible to cultivated roses. · 3/14/2012 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

4/15/1979 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler ID is uncertain

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

11/7/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 2 × 3" (6 × 7.6 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

This plant is infected with rose rosette disease (RRD), a virus which causes new growth to be red and bizarre branching patterns called "witches broom." It eventually kills the plant and is transmissible to cultivated roses. · 3/17/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, End, Phoenix, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

6/8/2012 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose, Rambling Rose, Baby Rose, Japanese Rose, Many-flowered Rose, Seven-sisters Rose)

5/26/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Range:

About this map...