SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rosa carolina
COMMON NAMES: Meadow Rose, Pasture Rose, Carolina Rose
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
- Flowers provide not nectar, all visiting insects seek only pollen.
- The most important visitors to the flowers are long-tongued bees, such as bumblebees.
- Several upland gamebirds and small mammals eat the rosehips.
- These animals help to disperse the seeds of the plant across considerable distances.
- The leaves, buds, and twigs are browsed by the White-Tailed Deer and Elk (once native to Illinois).