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Connecticut Plants
Shining Rose (New England Rose)
Rosa nitida Willd.

Shining rose is a species of special concern in Connecticut.

  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs, swamps, wet thickets
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: 2 inches across
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Rosa nitida Willd.
Rosa nitida Willd.

Identifying marks for shining rose include the dense prickles on the stems and the glossy leaves.