Rosa setigeria (Climbing rose Michx.)

A Rose by any other name – Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Wild Rose, Illinois Rose, Michigan Rose is still a Rose. This little beauty is pretty boring when it comes to medicinal uses (none known), but for raw looks in the wildflower world it is a consensus “10.”

Photo by Stewart Nelson, 2017, some rights reserved ©

Notice this rose has 3 leaves in contrast to the invaisive sister Rosa multiflora which has 5 to 9 leaves and is typically white. Both can be found in Gallup Park.

Photo by Stewart Nelson, 2017, some rights reserved ©

Photo by Stewart Nelson, 2017, some rights reserved ©

Photo by Stewart Nelson, 2017, some rights reserved ©

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