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Rosa palustrisRosa palustris

swamp rose

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS WSJ, CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 8-8'
Flowers: Jun.-Aug.; pink
Fruit: Jul.-Mar.; red; berry

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Rosa palustrisFlood depth: 0-3"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, forested wetlands, shrub swamps, stream banks; open or shaded areas

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value

Notes

edible fruit is a berry-like hip; thorns; tolerates flooding to 3"



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/599.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004