Invasive SpeciesMultiflora rose

Rosa multiflora
FOUND by 2018csb
Falmouth Maine
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mr. Wilson
Peer reviewed by Tanner C
Field Notes
The path that we walked on to find our natives species was about 2m wide and clear of any plant life. The path was pretty wide open and it surrounded on both sides by a somewhat-dense wall of plants. Each member of our group had one invasive plant to find, and the six plants that our group was assigned were Glossy buckthorn, Oriental bittersweet, Multiflora rose, Morrow’s honeysuckle, Japanese barberry, and Giant knotweed. Our method to find our species was to walk on this path and look into the woods on either side to find it. I found my species, Multiflora rose, near right next to the parking lot at the end of the trail. The coordinates I found my species at were 43.6895˚ N and -70.2352˚ W. It was the only plant of multiflora rose that I was able to find throughout the whole walk, indicating that it is rarer and occurs less often than many of the native species. This is a good sign for the native species, as for now they still outnumber the invasive multiflora rose and therefore don’t have to compete for resources as much with them.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
As you can see, the leaves of this plant are oval-shaped with serrated edges and are arranged alternating on the stem. Furthermore, the leaf is a compound-pinnate leaf. Both of these are characteristics of the leaves of the multiflora rose.
Photo of my evidence.
As you can see, this plant has two thorns arranged opposite of each other on each branch. These thorns are stiff and curved, another feature that thorns of a multiflora rose possess.
Photo of my evidence.
This plant has hairs on its stipules, which is one of the distinctive characteristics of multiflora rose.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rosa multiflora
Common name:
Multiflora rose
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.689500 °
W -70.235200 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
2018 Mackworth Upland
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-10-04 15:06
Town or city: 
Falmouth Maine
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Good work 2018 csb! You did find multiflora rose. I am glad to hear that it has not spread across you field site. Great observation and attention to the distinguishing features of multiflora rose.

Jeep up the great work!