Rosa setigera Michx. - Illinois Rose


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Rosa setigera - (image 1 of 7)



Family: Rosaceae


Woodland edges and woodland clearings, thickets. 




NH, MA, and NY, west to WI, IA, NE, south FL to TX.


Woody, climbing perennial to 6 m. Stems glabrous with stout, decurved and flattened prickles; prickles sparse or absent. Leaflets mostly 3, occasionally 5. Flowers pink; styles united into a column. Fruit a small, brown-green hip.


Flowers late June to late July

Wetland indicator: Facultative Upland +

I wasn't sure about the identify of this plant since it is usually described as having 3 leaflets, although younger leaves can have 5. After some consideration it appears to be the correct ID since the styles are united into a column and the upper leaflets are in 3's.


Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY


Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.


USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.




 Michael Hough 2005