Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
MULTIFLORA ROSE, JAPANESE ROSE
A. A. Reznicek
Roadsides, disturbed forests and borders, fencerows and fields, thickets and untended yards; sometimes in moist ground although usually in dry places. A native of eastern Asia, long unwisely recommended for “living fences” and now an aggressive weed in some parts of the country. Not collected in Michigan until 1934, in Kalamazoo Co., but now a common pest here. A collection from Washtenaw Co. in 1914 is probably also from a wild plant, but lacks an explicit statement to that effect.
The flowers are usually white, and the styles are united into a column that protrudes more conspicuously from the hypanthium than in most species. The clusters of numerous small orange to red fruits are distinctive late in the season.