Fl. N. Amer.1: 460. 1840
Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Blackland prairies, dry hillsides and woods, roadside and railroad verges, slopes and ravines, limestone and sandstone hills
Elevation: 200–500 m
Ark., Kans., Okla., Tex.
The Kansas distribution of Rosa foliolosa is limited to Cherokee and Neosho counties, bordering Missouri and Oklahoma.
Rosa foliolosa is the only white rose native to North America; a pink form is known from Wise County, Texas (W. H. Lewis 1959). Rosa foliolosa is the most distinctive and geographically limited native Rosa in eastern North America, readily recognized by its white or, rarely, pink, narrow (6–18 mm) petals, lustrous, deep green and narrow (9 mm) leaflets, short pedicels (2–8 mm), leathery, dull red hips, and mostly basal achenes.
|Author||Walter H. Lewis +, Barbara Ertter + and Anne Bruneau +|
|Authority||Nuttall ex Torrey & A. Gray +|
|Common name||White prairie rose +|
|Distribution||Ark. +, Kans. +, Okla. + and Tex. +|
|Elevation||200–500 m +|
|Habitat||Blackland prairies, dry hillsides and woods, roadside and railroad verges, slopes and ravines, limestone and sandstone hills +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering May–Jul. +|
|Publication title||Fl. N. Amer. +|
|Publication year||1840 +|
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|Special status||Endemic + and Illustrated +|
|Synonyms||Rosa ignota +|
|Taxon family||Rosaceae +|
|Taxon name||Rosa foliolosa +|
|Taxon parent||Rosa sect. Rosa +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 9 +|