Rosa palustris

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Rosa palustris
Rosa palustris flowering branch 001.JPG
Flowering branch

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

Rosa palustris, the swamp rose,[2][3] 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.


Flowers are pink

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


The species epithet palustris is Latin for "of the marsh" and indicates its common habitat.[4]


  1. ^ NatureServe (2006), "Rosa palustris", NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life, Version 6.1, Arlington, Virginia, retrieved 2007-12-10
  2. ^ "Rosa palustris". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ Archibald William Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, p. 258, at Google Books