Rosa palustris Marshall  
Family: Rosaceae
swamp rose
[Rosa carolina var. inermis L., Rosa dasistema Raf., Rosa floridana Rydb., Rosa lancifolia Small, Rosa palustris f. inermis Marshall, Rosa palustris var. dasistema Marshall]
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Etymology: Rosa: ancient Latin name whose meaning has been lost
Plants: erect, perennial, to 7' tall shrub with many branches; stems with downward curving, stout thorns usually only near the nodes
Leaves: pinnately-divided with usually 7 finely-toothed leaflets
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 1/3" wide, sepals becoming deciduous; inflorescence solitary or in small, wide clusters (corymbs) of stalked flowers
Fruits: red, smooth, berry-like hips
Habitat: swamps, marshes, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Derek Anderson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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