Nootka Rose

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Nootka Rose

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Description

The Rosa nutkana is a thorny rose grows two to eight feet high and has a pair of large prickles at the base of each leaf or bud. Leaves are deciduous, alternate, and contain five or seven toothed leaflets. Flowers are large (to three inches across), pink to purplish, and are usually borne singly or in pairs at the tips of branches. Fruits are large (½ - ¾ inch across) and round; when ripe, they are purplish-red.

Habitat

Fairly dry to wet areas.  Grows in bogs, wet meadows, grasslands, forests, and mountain slopes.  Full sun to partial shade.  Tolerates saturated soils or inundation for much of the growing season.  Can grow near salt water.

 

Beneficial Uses

Flowers are a nectar source for butterflies and other insects.  Fruits are important winter food source for birds and small mammals.  Thickets also provide excellent cover for birds and small mammals.