Rosa canina

Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
Species:Rosa canina L.
Common NameDog Rose
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 7; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Type: Aggregate; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Number: 6; Pistil Number: 7; Pistil Number: 8; Pistil Number: 9; Pistil Number: 10; Pistil Number: 11; Pistil Number: 12; Pistil Number: 13+; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Rosa afzeliana Rosa afzeliana Fr.
Rosa andegavensis Rosa andegavensis Bastard
Rosa blondaeana Rosa blondaeana Déségl.
Rosa borreri Rosa borreri Woods
Rosa caesia Rosa caesia Sm.
Rosa coriifolia Rosa coriifolia Fr.
Rosa deseglisei Rosa deseglisei Boreau
Rosa evanida Rosa evanida (Christ) Almq.
Rosa glaucophylla Rosa glaucophylla Winch
Rosa inconspicua Rosa inconspicua Déségl.
Rosa montezumae Rosa montezumae Humb. & Bonpl. ex Thory
Rosa platyphylla Rosa platyphylla
Rosa sarmentacea Rosa sarmentacea Woods
Rosa subcanina Rosa subcanina (Christ) Crép.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Kenton (KY), Spencer (KY), Trigg (KY), Grainger (TN), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1956 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000018482 Kenton Kentucky
Rosa canina
TENN-V-0119934 Grainger Tennessee
Rosa canina
HTTU029165 Putnam Tennessee
Rosa canina
APSC0004700 Trigg Kentucky 19 May 1987 Edward W. Chester
Rosa canina
31234100631264 Anderson Kentucky 26 May 1956 Mary E. Wharton
Rosa canina
TENN-V-0119935 Knox Tennessee
Rosa canina
N/A Spencer Kentucky 22 May 1968 Harry H. Woodward
Rosa canina
N/A Anderson Kentucky 05 Jun 1969 Harry H. Woodward
Rosa canina
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