Is this a rose or a weed
so, this one needs kind of an explanation. So I was trekking thru the swamp chasing my dog and got attacked by a thorny limb.
It was like... a long vine thing with little serrated leaves on it. And I look down and it has a dozen suckers that all look like miniature rose bushes. I was in the woods covered in mud so I didn't have my camera, so I just ripped up one of the suckers.
I am 5'6 and it was at least 1.5ft above me, but it was twisted with itself with its long viney branches and so it was bent over in a U shape. it was covered in short thorns. It's in a place of the woods where it will have pretty much 80% shade, the only sun will be early morning sun.
Was it a giant rose bush of some sort!?!? Should I go dig up the entire thing!?!?
Here's some pictures of the sucker I pulled up--there are no thorns on it.