Rosa palustris

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Rosa palustris
Rosa palustris flowering branch 001.JPG
Flowering branch
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. palustris
Binomial name
Rosa palustris

Rosa palustris (swamp rose) is a shrub in the rose family native to much of eastern North America. It can be found from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in the north, south to Florida and west to Arkansas and Ontario.


Rosa palustris is a shrub with alternate, pinnately compound leaves, on thorny stems. The flowers are pink, borne in summer.


  1. ^ NatureServe (2006), "Rosa palustris", NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life, Version 6.1, Arlington, Virginia, retrieved 2007-12-10