Is this a rose??

mrsbrighamJune 6, 2014

Hello all --
Can anyone tell me if this is a rose or not? Bloomed small white flowers. Thought I posted it earlier, maybe not a rose and got removed? Sorry for the repeat.
Thanks,
Mrs. B

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lelamsk(9a)

It sure looks like a rose and from the looks of it, it has been there for awhile. It is probably one of the old small flowered roses.. can you get us a picture when it is blooming, which should be sooner..

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 1:20AM
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mrsbrigham

Thank you lelamsk for your reply. Here is a photo of the currently blooming flowers ... Looking forward to figuring this one out. Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 8:23AM
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seil zone 6b MI

It looks like the species (wild) rose called Cherokee Rose.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 8:48PM
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lelamsk(9a)

I checked the old rose section in my huge rose identification book, and the closest rose with 4 pure white petal and that wonderful yellow center was an Rosa brunonii "The Himalayan Musk".. seems very common in California. you didn't say where you were from.. but you have a beautiful old rose. Lela

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 12:11AM
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mrsbrigham

Thank you for your replies ... Unfortunately it's much too big for the space it's in. I live in CT. Any thoughts in transplanting or cutting back? Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:01AM
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mrsbrigham

It also looks like they are invasive in the USA ... The Cherokee rose ... Which. Makes sense why it's growing like a beast! May just remove it all together. Thanks for your help seil

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 11:10AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Most of the flowers I see in those photos have 5 petals, not 4.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 1:31PM
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Clarion(RI 6)

There is a wild (species) invasive rose (with great fragrance!) that grows all over Southern New England, and this looks just like it...

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:11PM
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thelarkascending

Definitely a rose. I think it's probably root stock, though it's so pretty, perhaps not. It sounds so hardy that I suppose transplanting or cutting back hard would do fine. Once you cut it back a lot, it would be much easier to maintain.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2014 at 2:38PM
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