Roadside Perfume

I call them wild roses, but I’m actually not sure what they are. White clusters of petals on long stems that are extremely prickly, with a deliciously honeyed scent if you drive with your windows open. Someone once told me that the blooms are invasive, that the plant was imported to America from Europe for border gardens but it went rogue and escaped to the woods. The petals are confetti in the Spring air.

Can anyone tell me the actual name of these flowers?


Filed under Jean Zimmerman, Nature

4 responses to “Roadside Perfume

  1. Fodder for goats, it says! They have some tough gums.

  2. Thanks. What about their origin?

  3. AZ

    They’re multiflora roses…………..

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