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Last week in “Hips”, I featured the Sweetbrier plant. This morning, I went early to take photos of another large rose shrub called Multiflora Rose.
The hips are small and roundish rather than the larger and more pronounced football-shape of Sweetbrier:
A native of eastern Asia, Multiflora Rose was long unwisely recommended for “living fences” and is now an aggressive weed in some parts of North America.
The new growth is an attractive bright green:
There are fewer and smaller thorns than with Sweetbrier:
Here are some leaves which were still hanging on:
Here is a picture of the flowers from last spring:
Some images of the Bluffs area as it looked on this 3 degree, sunny morning:
Most of the birds we saw were congregated around the duck pond area:
or in the area where feed is put on a rock daily near the parking lot:
Red Squirrels are often in this area as well:
We did spot a Mourning Dove in the upper Bluffs area: