Day 357: Multiflora Rose

“Multiflora rose was introduced to the U.S. from Japan in 1886 as an under-stock for ornamental roses. Birds are responsible for spreading the seeds, which remain viable for a number of years. In the 1930s, the Soil Conservation Services advocated the use of multiflora rose for erosion projects and as a way to confine livestock. Hedges of multiflora rose have also been used as a crash barrier and to reduce headlight glare in highway medians.” To read more click here

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