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Multiflora rose
Rosa multiflora
Family- Rosaceae, includes Raspberry and Blackberry


 


Although this rose has been planted to prevent erosion and promote diverse wildlife, it has since spread, becoming invasive.

Characteristics

Leaves: Alternate, Pinnately Compound, with usually 7 leaflets, Prickly. Leaf 13 cm, Leaflet 6-7 cm.
Stem: Green, Hairy with Red Speckles, Curved.

Flowers: White

Fruits: Red

Stalk: Red & Green.

Growing Method: Arching shrub

Location: Near Goldfarb Library in Wetland and Chapel's Field


Notice the distinctive leaf base and hairy stem.