Characteristics: intermediate of parents. The plant is smaller than <i>Rosa foetida</i>, with shorter branches, bristly flower stalks, and nearly black fruit.
Similar species: Rosa x harisonii has nearly black fruit, making it easy to distinguish from other roses in the Chicago Region.
Flowering: May to June
Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native
Etymology: Rosa is the Latin name for a rose.
Author: The Morton Arboretum
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