Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Vine
Evergreen. Erect climbing, arching, or trailing shrubs to 10 feet (3 m) in height or length. Clump forming. Pinnately compound leaves, frequent recurved and straight thorns, clustered or single white flowers in early summer, and red rose hips in fall to winter.
Native Lookalikes: Currently no information available, or there are no native species that could be confused with Cherokee rose.
Ecological Threat: Climbs over other vegetation. Thorny canes impede passage.
Biology & Spread:
History: Introduced from Asia. Traditionally planted as ornamentals, livestock containment, and wildlife habitat.
U.S. Habitat: Found in disturbed sites
U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.
Native Origin: Not Available
U.S. Present: AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX
Distribution: Cherokee rose is found in all the most southeasterly states
List All Observations of Rosa laevigata reported by Citizen Scientists
Katie Cassel (Kokeye Museum) reported that Cherokee rose was susceptible to 20% triclopyr ester product in oil applied to cut surfaces. Drizzle applications with glyphosate, metsulfuron, or triclopyr only effective on treated parts of plants. Rosa laevigata parently there was not enough translocation to kill the entire plant.USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Rosa laevigata. University of Florida. (Accessed 20 August 2010: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/377).
P. Motooka. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas; An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Floridata. 2005. Rosa laevigata. (Accessed 20 August 2010: http://www.floridata.com/ref/r/rosalaev.cfm)
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