Rosa bracteata

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Rosa bracteata
Rosa brac.jpg
Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. bracteata
Binomial name
Rosa bracteata
J.C. Wendl.
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Natural range of Rosa bracteata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Macartney rose, Chickasaw Rose

Taxonomic notes

Rosa bracteata was introduced to Europe in 1795, and later to the United States, where it became widely naturalized and invasive in parts of the southeast, and in the West Indies. The Flora of North America.


A description of Rosa bracteata is provided in The Flora of North America.




It has been observed flowering from May to July.[1]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Rosa bracteata at Archbold Biological Station:[2]

Apidae: Bombus pennsylvanicus

Halictidae: Halictus poeyi, Lasioglossum coreopsis

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 13 DEC 2016
  2. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.