Other common names:
Rose Family (Rosaceae)
Shrub; Sparse, backward-pointing thorns, wet areas.
Spring, Summer; Red/Pink, Blue/Violet; 5 parts (petals)
1 m (3 ft)
Wet Areas, Marshes, Swamps, Shrub Swamps
Shrubs of Ontario: 223
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 316
A native rose, with large pink flowers, which grows in damp places. It will tolerate loamy soils that are not wet, but not droughty. The fruits are eaten by wildlife.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: palustris: of swamps, marshes
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