This little rose seems quite content to live and bloom in shady areas here in west KY
This is a photo of a two year old plant from a cutting. The parent was about 8 feet high and fully as wide, growing in water - my husband had to wade out to get the cutting. I have it planted in a very soggy area of our yard and it's had one slightly dry year, and one very wet year.
Photo a courtesy of the Antique Rose Emporium (http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/)
Rosa palustris blooms in mid June here in west KY
Leaf of the Rosa palustris
The slightly curved thorns of Rosa palustris
Along a rural trail off SR 50 near Brooksville, FL in early March, 2006
Taken July, 2004 at Seney Wildlife Refuse, U.P. of Michigan
Swamp Rose at Veterans Park Wildscape, Arlington, Texas
Swamp Rose shrub, at Veterans Park Wildscape.
Hips of the Rosa palustris, early October, west KY, USA
the hips of R. palustris have tiny hairs with little balls at the end
Swamp rose in autumn color
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose growing in a headwater swamp of a tidal river in Maryland. October
Swamp Rose seedlings - these were easy to grow (so far!) Winter sowed.
2008 was a very good year for the swamp roses.
Planted in my garden in Louisiana 1 1/2 years ago as a 2 gallon plant, it has thrived after a record cold winter with record rain. Blooming April 21, 2010.