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Multiflora rose

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Multiflora rose
Rosa multiflora

multiflora rose

Life cycle: perennial shrub with thorny arching stems that can root at tips

Growth habit: compound leaves with 5-7 toothed leaflets and stipules at base of leaf stalk; shrubby
Reproduction: seeds and runners (stem) that root and can quickly take over an unmanaged area
Conditions that favor growth: common weed of open, unmanaged areas; once used as a rootstock, it has escaped cultivation

overgrown multi flora rose
Overgrown multifora rose
Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, 

Cultural control: mechanically remove and destroy branches; keep new shoots from getting reestablished by repeated mowings per year over several seasons

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