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Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris var. scandens) and friend by May Lattanzio

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Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris var. scandens) and friend by 

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: palustris (pal-US-triss) (Info)

A shade tolerant native that grows east of the Mississippi from Florida to parts of southern New England. Fragrant, grows to 8 ft.

This particular shrubby rose grows wild in “my” swamp in late spring and early summer. “My swamp” is the one I kayak in nw Florida in Bayou George in the waters of Econfina and Bear Creeks which converge to form Deerpoint Lake.

Produces “hips”.

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By simple layering
By air layering

This rose lives at water’s edge on SR2301, on the curve over Bear Creek, Bayou George, FL.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful Wild Rose May, can you just add where “your” swamp is,,,,,,,:-)))

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    thank you May, wow what an exciting area you live in

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome capture May!! Beautifully captured and such interesting information!! I agree with Vickie…what an amazing place your live in!

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioover 5 years ago

    Oh, thank you so much!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • maxy
    maxyover 5 years ago

    I can smell the beautiful aroma now! Gorgeous! Huge congratulations on your feature – excellent work!

  • deegarra
    deegarraover 5 years ago

    a beautiful flower and a very well deserved feature, congrats.

  • maremarie
    maremarieover 5 years ago

    Great detail and beautiful intense colours !

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