multiflora rose, Rosa multiflora  (Rosales: Rosaceae) - 0002061

multiflora rose
Rosa multiflora Thunb.

Description: A dissected hip: the soft fruit shell is on the right (typical of mid-November), five normal-sized seed are at the upper left, and three "dwarf" seed, representing unpollinated ovules at the lower left; note the abundant, sharply tapered fibers that are always present in the hip; they irritate the digestive tract of song birds, causing the seed to move quickly through the gut (in just a few hours).
Image location: United States

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Name: James W. Amrine Jr.
Organization: West Virginia University
Country: United States
Series:multiflora rose biological control

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Image uploaded on Tuesday, January 08, 2002
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2002