Weed Watch: Multiflora Rose

Post date: Jun 8, 2009 1:31:00 AM

Multiflora rose (rosa multiflora) is another invasive plant species found throughout the Roslindale Wetlands and surrounding area. It reproduces by arching canes, creates impassable thickets, and can climb up and overwhelm other flora, as shown in this photo. Repeated cutting can be an effective way of controlling multiflora rose. Several wetlands work days have focused on attacking these thorny infestations. For more information, click the link below.http://www.nps.gov/plants/ALIEN/fact/romu1.htm