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Rosa acicularis (prickly rose)

Wikipedia Abstract

Rosa acicularis, also known as the prickly wild rose, the prickly rose, the bristly rose and the Arctic rose, is a species of wild rose with a Holarctic distribution in northern regions of Asia, Europe, and North America.
View Wikipedia Record: Rosa acicularis



Height [2]  8.2 feet (2.5 m)
Screening - Summer [1]  Moderate
Screening - Winter [1]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 3 Low Temperature: -40 F° (-40 C°) → -30 F° (-34.4 C°)
Light Preference [1]  Mostly Shady
Soil Acidity [1]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [1]  Infertile
Water Use [1]  High
Flower Color [1]  Red
Foliage Color [1]  Green
Fruit Color [1]  Red
Fall Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Flower Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Bloom Period [1]  Early Summer
Drought Tolerance [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [1]  High
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [1]  6 months 20 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [1]  High
Fruit/Seed Begin [1]  Spring
Fruit/Seed End [1]  Fall
Growth Form [1]  Multiple Stem
Growth Period [1]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [1]  Rapid
Hazards [2]  There is a layer of hairs around the seeds just beneath the flesh of the fruit. These hairs can cause irritation to the mouth and digestive tract if ingested.
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera, Bats
Propagation [1]  Bare Root, Container, Cutting, Seed
Root Depth [1]  6 inches (15 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [1]  Moderate
Seed Vigor [1]  High
Seeds Per [1]  32000 / lb (70548 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [1]  Erect
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  An orange dye is obtained from the fruit; The plant can be grown as an informal hedge;
Vegetative Spread Rate [1]  Moderate
View Plants For A Future Record : Rosa acicularis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Basegi Zapovednik Ia 93739 Perm, Russia
Bolshekhekhtsirsky Zapovednik Ia 112282 Khabarovsk, Russia
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Coram Biosphere Reserve 7460 Montana, United States
Denali Biosphere Reserve 1932364 Alaska, United States
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Kalkstenstjärn 15 Sweden  
Katmai National Park and Preserve Ib 421782 Alaska, United States
Katunsky Biosphere Reserve 393162 Altai, Russia
Kedrovaya Pad Zapovednik Ia 44224 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Khopersky Zapovednik Ia 47103 Russia  
Kobuk Valley National Park Ib 1576553 Alaska, United States
Kootenay National Park II 341762 British Columbia, Canada
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Ib 386679 Alaska, United States
Lake Superior Provincial Park IV 351011 Ontario, Canada
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
Ohtosensuo 5340 Finland  
Oulanka 72624 Finland  
Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve 277252 Saskatchewan, Canada
Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 964620 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Taimyrsky Biosphere Reserve Ia 4403240 Taimyr, Russia
Tsentral'no-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve Ia 13064 Kursk, Russia
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Ussuriysky Zapovednik Ia 99910 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Wind Cave National Park II 29471 South Dakota, United States
Winisk River Provincial Park II 434735 Ontario, Canada
Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park Provincial Park II 1072124 Ontario, Canada
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States
Yoho National Park II 317576 British Columbia, Canada


Emblem of



Adelges abietis (Aphid)[3]
Angerona prunaria[4]
Anticlea derivata (Streamer)[4]
Aulacaspis rosae (rosa scale)[5]
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse)[3]
Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)[3]
Coccura comari (Kunow's mealybug)[5]
Eulecanium sachalinense[5]
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)[4]
Lepus americanus (Snowshoe Hare)[3]
Peliococcus multispinus[5]
Pinicola enucleator (Pine Grosbeak)[3]
Protolampra sobrina (Cousin German)[4]
Rhodococcus perornatus (rose soft scale)[5]


Pollinated by 
Agapostemon splendens[6]
Andrena crataegi[6]
Andrena vicina[6]
Andrena washingtoni[6]
Anthophora terminalis[7]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[6]
Bombus appositus[6]
Bombus flavifrons[6]
Bombus huntii[6]
Bombus melanopygus (orange-rumped bumblebee)[6]
Bombus morrisoni[6]
Bombus occidentalis (Western Bumble Bee)[6]
Bombus rufocinctus[6]
Bombylius atriceps[6]
Chalcosyrphus piger[6]
Clisodon terminalis[6]
Colletes americanus[6]
Cortodera longicornis[6]
Eristalis stipator[6]
Eupeodes americanus (American hover fly)[6]
Gnathacmaeops pratensis[6]
Hoplitis albifrons[6]
Mallota bautias[6]
Megachile relativa[6]
Megachile texana[6]
Osmia bruneri[6]
Osmia densa[6]
Panurginus cressoniellus[6]
Sphaerophoria cylindrica[6]
Syrphus opinator[6]
Systoechus vulgaris (grasshopper bee fly)[6]
Xylota flavitibia[6]


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Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Clements, R. E., and F. L. Long. 1923, Experimental pollination. An outline of the ecology of flowers and insects. Washington, D.C., USA, Carnegie Institute of Washington.
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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