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Walk The Trail: Quincy Salt Marsh TrailStop 10

Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora

This thorny shrub produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers (occasionally light pink). It averages a height of 3 to 15 feet and blossoms from May to June. It bears fruit in the form of a small fleshy hip that is attractive to birds, who disperse the seeds.

Native to Asia, Multiflora Rose was once widely planted as a ground cover and as shelter for wildlife. It can be a nuisance in fields, open areas and any area it spreads, and is considered an invasive species in many states.

 


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