Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Prairie Rose - Rosa arkansana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

External Links

General Description
Stems to 40 cm from rhizomes or horizontal roots, often partially dying back in winter, sparsely to densely covered with fine, straight to slightly curved prickles; those at nodes similar. Leaves with 7 to 11 narrowly elliptic leaflets, 1–4 cm long, glabrate above, pubescent beneath and on rachis. Flowers 1 to 4 in a corymb; hypanthium glabrous, 4–5 mm wide; sepals 12–15 mm long, usually stipitate-glandular, spreading, persistent in fruit; petals 15–25 mm long. Hip globose, 8–15 mm long, purplish-red (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
BC to MB south to NM, TX and MO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 137

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)


  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield, eds.: Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Prairie Rose"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Prairie Rose — Rosa arkansana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from