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Prairie Rose

Rosa arkansana

Description:

The round berry like fruits (rose hips) are about 1/2 inch in diameter, turning bright red in late summer. The prairie rose is a native plant in Minnesota. It's pink flowers bloom from June-July.

Habitat:

Spotted at Tamarac NWR near the Ottertail River at the Chippewa Picnic area. Habitat: part shade, sun, along roads and edges of woods. Also found in open prairie areas.

Notes:

Prairie Rose establishes from seed distributed by wildlife, typically birds, that have consumed its nourishing fruit. Once established, they spread out from underground rhizomes, often forming colonies.

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Tamarac Connie
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Tamarac Connie

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2017
Submitted on Aug 19, 2017

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