Rosa rugosa


Photo Courtesy of K. Hubeny

Plant Name Salt Marsh Rose, Beach Rose
Scientific name Rosa rugosa
Family Rosaceae
Location Secondary Dunes
Flowering Period Late Summer/Early Fall
Identifying Characteristics Short, sharp prickles.


  • Leaves
    •  8-15 cm long
    • Corrugated surface
  • Stems
    • Densely covered in short, straight prickles
  • Flowers
    • Pleasantly scented
    • Dark pink to white
  • Grows in Eastern North America
  • Height of 3-6 feet

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