Rosa Virginiana is the most common native wild rose in eastern North America. It grows everywhere around our little village. Actually going up the North Mountain from where we live, the small community is named Mount Rose, after all the roses that used to grow along the road. I am lucky to have them along some of the borders of my garden. It covers the ground well with its deep green shiny foliage. It is producing its blooms in early July and August. These begin as pointed buds, opening to small cerise-pink flowers with prominent yellow stamens.
Common names are Virginia rose, common wild rose and Prairie rose.