Rosa carolina var. carolina

Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
Species: Rosa carolina
Infraspecies:Rosa carolina L. var. carolina
Common NameCarolina 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: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; 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: 4; 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 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (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 carolina subsp. carolina Rosa carolina subsp. carolina
Rosa carolina var. carolina Rosa carolina var. carolina L.
Rosa carolina var. deamii Rosa carolina var. deamii (Erlanson) Deam
Rosa carolina var. glandulosa Rosa carolina var. glandulosa (Crép.) Farw.
Rosa carolina var. grandiflora Rosa carolina var. grandiflora (Baker) Rehder
Rosa carolina var. lyonii Rosa carolina var. lyonii (Pursh) Palmer & Steyerm.
Rosa carolina var. obovata Rosa carolina var. obovata (Raf.) Deam
Rosa carolina var. sabulosa Rosa carolina var. sabulosa Erlanson
Rosa carolina var. villosa Rosa carolina var. villosa (Best) Rehder
Rosa globosa Rosa globosa Raf.
Rosa lindleyi Rosa lindleyi Spreng.
Rosa parviflora Rosa parviflora Ehrh.
Rosa pusilla Rosa pusilla Raf.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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