Rosa carolina

Pasture Rose

Pasture rose is great for birds and butterflies and can grow quickly, up to 5 ft tall. Loves moist soil and full sun.

Typically found in glades, open woods, prairies, along roads and railroads, and in wet soils along streams and swamps and low areas. This thorny shrub often spreads by suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. Features single (5-petaled), pink flowers (to 2.5″ across) which bloom in May. No repeat bloom. Smooth, dark green foliage. Red hips in late summer.