Multiflora rose grows in thickets throughout Missouri. Although it is now classified as one of Missouri's noxious weeds, many years ago it was recommended to plant as a "living fence" for the purpose of livestock containment.
Flowers. White and approximately 1 inch in diameter, multiflora rose reaches peak bloom in late spring.
Multiflora rose has compound leaves with 7 to 9 serrated leaflets. A key identifying feature of the plant is the presence of a feathery stipule at the leaf base where it joins the main stem.
Thorns are prominent along the stems.
Life cycle: perennial.