Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for McCartney Rose - Rosa bracteata   Wendland
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AuthorWendland
DistributionScattered from the Low Mountains to the northeastern Coastal Plain.

Native of China, Japan, Taiwan; in N.A. MD to FL, TX, and AR.
AbundanceRare throughout.
HabitatRoadsides, thickets, edge of woods, pasture, field.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-November.
IdentificationMcCartney Rose can be a climber or trail along the ground, up to 15 feet long. Leaves are divided into 7 or 9 leaflets (sometimes 5 or 11). The flowers are white, 2-3 inches across. From all but one of our roses, it differs in the stipule being attached to the leaf petiole only at the base of the stipule (vs. more than 1/2 its length). Its stems are hairy and glandular, versus glabrous and non-glandular in Cherokee Rose (R. laevigata).
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Global RankG5
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