Swamp rose

Rosa palustris


Swamp rose (Rosa palustris) is a flowering plant native to the eastern United States. It typically grows to be about 5-6 feet tall, with a similar spread. The leaves are pinnately compound, with 3-7 leaflets, and are dark green in color. The flowers are pink and have a typical rose-like shape, with 5 petals and numerous stamens in the center.

In terms of growing conditions, swamp rose prefers moist, wet soils and can tolerate partial shade. It is winter hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. To cultivate it successfully, a grower may need to provide regular watering, especially during dry periods, and may need to prune the plant to control its growth.

Swamp rose is not edible, but its flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators, making it a valuable plant for wildlife. It may also have some value as a soil stabilizer in wetland areas.


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