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Plant Details

Rosa palustris

Swamp Rose

Scientific Name:

Rosa palustris

Common Name:

Swamp Rose

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

pink

Size in Feet:

up to 6 ft

Light:

Full-sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Moist to Wet(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, bogs, fens, seeps, streamsides, tidal swamps, beaver ponds.

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is common in wet places throughout the state.

Attractive to bees and butterflies, this rose is also used by birds for nesting.

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C. Paynter, NC mountains

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) in fruit

The fruit is eaten by birds, including grouse and turkey, by small rodents, white-tailed deer and the Eastern Cottontail. The thickets provide cover for wildlife.

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C. Paynter, Pender Co

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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