Cherokee rose

Rosa laevigata -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Rosa laevigata

Non-Native to Florida

Cherokee rose

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    Cherokee rose is native to China but escaped cultivation. It is occasionally found in the moist hammocks and disturbed sites of the northern and central peninsula, and the central and western panhandle of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It flowers in the spring.

    While there are many, many native Rosa species in North America, there are also a number of non-native exotics, escaped from cultivation. Cherokee rose is found in all the most southeasterly states (Kartesz, 1999).