native rose

thejimmie(zone8/La.)June 29, 2004

anyone know of a rose that is native to Louisiana? i`ve heard of a "wild" rose that is supposed to grow in the woods or something like that. please help, thanks.

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jperilloux(8b LA)

The only wild rose I've seen around here is the Cherokee rose, and I haven't seen it here since the levee board began mowing the levees more than 50 years ago.

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    Bookmark   June 29, 2004 at 10:55AM
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Sophie Wheeler

The swamp rose, rosa palustris, is naitive as is rosa arkansas, the Arkansas Rose, and rosa carolina, the Pasture Rose, and rosa setigera, the Prarie Rose. Rosa multifora and rosa bracteata, and rosa laevigata are not naitives even though they have naturalized all over North America. Rosa bracteata and rosa multiflora are considered noxious invasives in many parts of the country, so be sure to check to see how your state regards them before deciding to add them to a garden.

You can look up photos of each of these at HelpMeFind.

Here is a link that might be useful: HelpMeFind

    Bookmark   June 29, 2004 at 12:22PM
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live_oak_lady(Zone 9)

May be the Cherokee Rose. There are lots of them growing on the River Road in Covington--the Road that leads to St. Joseph's Abbey along the Boguefalaya River.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2004 at 3:42PM
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danbo(8b MS Coast)

Though I'd been a number of years. I found a small wild rose. A creeping rose growing along the roads in rural Mississippi, just nort of Biloxi in the National Forest. I have no idea what it was. But like native lilies. When you see one you want to stop and take a look.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2004 at 8:18PM
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Have one growing around a power pole it's pink there are some red ones down the road. They just bloom once a year in the spring.they are easy to start but hard to get rid of.Will send some cuting if you wont them. Jim

    Bookmark   July 1, 2004 at 11:32AM
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louisiana_girl(8Central La.)

Seven Sisters?Can be found around old deserted homeplaces.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2004 at 3:12PM
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