Rosa x harisonii Rivers [foetida × spinosissima]
Family: Rosaceae
Rosa x harisonii image
Morton Arboretum  
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