multiflora rose

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mul·ti·flo·ra rose

A climbing or sprawling shrub (Rosa multiflora) native to East Asia, having clusters of small fragrant flowers. It was used as a rootstock for many horticultural varieties and is weedy in North America.

[Partial translation of New Latin Rosa multiflōra, species name : Latin rosa, rose + Late Latin multiflōra, feminine of multiflōrus, multiflorous (Latin multi-, multi- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see Flora).]

multiflora rose

(Plants) an Asian climbing shrubby rose, Rosa multiflora, having clusters of small fragrant flowers: the source of many cultivated roses

mul′tiflo′ra rose′

a climbing or trailing rose, Rosa multiflora, having fragrant, dense clusters of flowers.
[1820–30; multiflora < New Latin, feminine of Medieval Latin multiflōrus bearing many flowers; see multi-, -florous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multiflora rose - vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowersmultiflora rose - vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock
rose, rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
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The whole front of it was covered by a large scarlet bignonia and a native multiflora rose, which, entwisting and interlacing, left scarce a vestige of the rough logs to be seen.
Macartney rose (Rosa bracteata) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) Asian invasives once promoted by government agencies as wildlife habitat.
Nonnative plants present in the study areas include, but are not limited to: autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellate), garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum), Norway maple (Acer platerioides), oriental bittersweet (Celastrus oriculatus), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), and wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius).
These are unforgiving--you make one mistake, and the whole thing unravels faster than a cheap shirt in a patch of multiflora rose.
common buckthorn Rhodotypos scandens jetbead Rosa multiflora (D,K,P) multiflora rose Rubus phoenicolasius (D) wine raspberry Viburnum opulus var.
These include a rocky ridgetop crossing in the Shawnee National Forest where I arrowed my first Illinois whitetails; 10 overgrown Indiana acres of blackberry and multiflora rose thickets, flanked by a stand of white pines and hardwoods I owned near Fort Wayne that produced my largest Indiana whitetail; the northwestern Montana ranch we owned along the Flathead River where I killed numerous rutting bucks only a short hike from our bluff top home; two good friends' cropland farms in Illinois that produced numerous close encounters with big grain-fed bucks; and our current Hoosier property.
Honeysuckle, multiflora rose, bittersweet, Japanese barberry, autumn olive, buckthorn, and spotted knapweed are found throughout the treatment area in moderate to heavy amounts.
I don't know too many people who want to tangle with multiflora rose and dense underbrush for 6-inch trout,'' he said.
We determined percent total understory cover (< 1 m tall) in four circular plots with a 1-m diameter positioned 1 m from the nest in each cardinal direction as the percent of ground within the circle covered by vegetation (woody and herbaceous) estimated to the nearest five percentage points; the most common species included ferns, grasses, green-briar, multiflora rose Rosa multiflora, Rubus spp.
A friend once chased an errant dog through a multiflora rose hedge, intent on administering a religious experience to the dog, forgetting that he was wearing a down vest.
to sing of the multiflora rose hedging the towpath, the canal / / clogged with duckweed and pond lilies.