Cherokee Rose
Rosa laevigata - Michaux
Rosaceae (Rose) Family

Cherokee Rose is also known as Snow-White Rose and Wild Rose.

The plant is a climbing, smooth perennial with prickles. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, woods, and disturbed areas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, ternately compound, with three leaflets that are elliptic to lance-like and have toothed margins.

The flowers are large, white, and solitary on the stem. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is an aggregate of achenes (known as a hip).

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