Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Wild Rose, Prairie Rose, Wild Rose
Synonyms of Rosa setigera (13)(Updated on 1-13-23 from Plants of the World Online): Rosa cursor Raf. (1820), Rosa fenestrata Donn (1815)(nom. nud.), Rosa kentukensis Raf. (1820), Rosa mutabilis J.Bradbury ex E.James (1823), Rosa setigera f. alba Steyerm. (1952), Rosa setigera var. elatior Pers. (1806), Rosa setigera glabra Torr. & A.Gray (1840), Rosa setigera f. inermis E.J.Palmer & Steyerm. (1935), Rosa setigera var. pubescens Raf. (1820), Rosa setigera f. serena (E.J.Palmer & Steyerm.) Fernald (1948), Rosa setigera var. serena E.J.Palmer & Steyerm. (1935), Rosa setigera var. tomentosa Torr. & A.Gray (1840), Rosa trifoliata Raf. (1820)
Rosa setigera Michx. is the accepted scientific name for the Climbing Prairie Rose, It was named and described as such by André Michaux in Flora Boreali-Americana in 1803.
The genus Rosa L. was named as such by Carl von Linnaeus in the first volume of the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.
As of 1-13-23 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 262 species in the Rosa genus. It is a member of the plant family Rosaceae with 110 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
The above distribution map for Rosa setigera is from Plants of the World Online. Ares in green is where the species is native. The map on the USDA Plants Database is the same. The species could be more widespread than the maps show.
The map on iNaturalist shows where members have made observations. Anyone can join and it is a great website to confirm and share your observations. The maps on iNaturalist are continually updated as members post new observations.
THERE ARE SEVERAL LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR FURTHER READING AND TO HELP WITH A POSITIVE ID.
I have found the Rosa setigera (Climbing Rose) in only one spot here on the farm but I have seen them in other areas as well. Rosa setigera behaves it self pretty well and is a North American native wildflower. I am not particularily fond of roses because of their thorns, nor am I a fan of pink. I am glad this wildflower is native since so many I have identified on the farm are introduced species.
I don’t mind roses growing along fences or among the trees because they provide shelter and food for wild critters. If they were growing out in the middle of the pasture or in the garden it would be a different story.
The above photo and next three were taken on a friend’s farm in Johnson County, Missouri on June 19 in 2019.
I will come back later and add proper descriptions to this page. I was in the middle of making annual updates on 1-13-23 and noticed I hadn’t published a page for this species yet. So, I decided to go ahead and get it started and come back after updates are made to finish. At least the photos are online. There are several links at the bottom of the page to sites with excellent descriptions.
The critter in the above photo is the larvae of a Cladius pectinicornis (Bristly Rose Sawfly). It was smiling for a photo.
Not only will write descriptions later, but I will also continue adding more photos as time gos by.
I live on the family farm in Windsor, Missouri in Pettis County (Henry County is across the street, and Benton and Johnson aren’t far away). I have grown over 500 different plants and identified over 250 species of wildflowers (most have pages listed on the right side of the page). I am not an expert, botanist, or horticulturalist. I just like growing, photographing, and writing about my experience. I rely on several websites for ID and a few horticulturalists I contact if I cannot figure them out. Wildflowers can be variable from location to location, so that can be a bit confusing. If you see I have made an error, please let me know so I can correct what I have written.
I hope you found this page useful and be sure to check the links below for more information. They were written by experts and provide much more information. Some sites may not be up-to-date but they are always a work in progress. If you can, I would appreciate it if you would click on the “Like” below and leave a comment. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. You can also send an email to me at email@example.com. I would enjoy hearing from you especially if you notice something is a bit whacky.
FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
INTERNATIONAL PLANT NAMES INDEX (GENUS/SPECIES)
FLORA OF MISSOURI (GENUS/SPECIES)
FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA (GENUS/SPECIES)
WORLD FLORA ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
USDA PLANTS DATABASE
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
MISSOURI CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
ARKANSAS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
CLIMBERS-UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
FRIENDS OF THE WILDFLOWER GARDEN
KANSAS WILDFLOWERS AND GRASSES
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER
MARYLAND BIODIVERSITY PROJECT
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
PFAF (PLANTS FOR A FUTURE)
NOTE: The data (figures, maps, accepted names, etc.) may not match on these websites. It depends on when and how they make updates and when their sources make updates. Some websites have hundreds and even many thousands of species to keep up with. Accepted scientific names change periodically and it can be hard to keep with as well. Some of the links may use a name that is a synonym on other sites. In my opinion, Plants of the World Online by Kew is the most reliable and up-to-date plant database and they make updates on a regular basis. I make updates “at least” once a year and when I write new pages or add new photos but I do get behind. We are all a work in progress. 🙂