Rosa multiflora is a wild rose species with small, multiple blooms. The flowers are a light pink, but fade to white with age. Though the blooms are multiple, the other qualities of wild rose which I listed in my Wild Rose Identification article, still apply.
A native species of Asia, rosa multiflora is an invasive weed in the US. I don’t usually worry about over-harvesting invasive weeds for recipes and remedies, as they tend to crowd out native species. This wild rose species has an intoxicating fragrance… I always move in close to drink in the heady perfume. Have you stopped to smell the roses today?
Distributed throughout much of the US, especially eastern united states. I often find rosa multiflora near lakes and in woods. This one was found at Morton Arboretum.
Check out the similarities in the leaves compared to yesterday’s post.